|cdrom600 on Jul 29, 2003 at 5:04:59 AM (# 514)|
There haven't been any posts in a while!
bod1467 on Jul 29, 2003 at 6:42:48 AM (# 515)
I know - FOUR days is a long time, isn't it! ^_^
MHenke on Jul 29, 2003 at 6:54:55 AM (# 516)
Well, maybe we've to seed some new dynamite by introduce new, testily controversial topics!?
Let's see, what's about religion? Nope, AFAIK that's taboo in non-specialized forums WRT netiquette.
But what's about politics?
The meaning of steroid anabolics as weedkiller?
The legalization of hammered whici (Chris?)?
The existence of intelligent life on earth?
The Klingon Opera of the late 22. century?
Is there a life before death? (hum, maybe too religious...)
Attribute centered XML vs. element centered XML? (no, much more religious...)
The impact of an overproduction of self-sealing stem-bolts on the bajoran economy?
Come on, there's so much to discuss...
ChrisRickard on Jul 29, 2003 at 7:37:23 AM (# 517)
I'll never live that down, will I?
Monte on Jul 29, 2003 at 8:02:06 AM (# 518)
A couple of additional topics:
1. Extraterrestrial life...
2. Did we actually land on the moon?
DavidSilverlight on Jul 29, 2003 at 8:39:40 AM (# 519)
Perhaps a very religious topic.....Netscape is gone.
It is like your mother in law driving off a cliff in your new jaguar. It is great to see it go so that I do not have to argue about cross-browser coding for that extra 2.5 percent of the market. On the other hand, it is always bad to see competition disappear. (and I use the term competition loosely).
For those of you who are not aware, Netscape 7.1 is officially the last version that is being produced. Does this mean that the concept of open source is flawed? After all, weren't all of those open source developers contributing their brilliant ideas and features to create a better browser to take down the big giant? Why didn't that work? :)
kgayda on Jul 29, 2003 at 9:17:21 AM (# 520)
Well Opera and Mozilla still live so at least there will be some competition. MS has also stopped producing IE for the Mac so there will be browsers emerging for that platform.
I think open source is a great idea but open source products will never dominate industry until there are ways to support them as well as commercially available products. Big business will/cannot not tolerate down time. I doubt that they will ever go away though and I hope that they maintain a strong presence in our industry. Nearly all of the great ideas that come from open source products eventually make their way into mainstream software.Without open source, innovation would occur at a much slower pace.
Netscape's demise was precipitated by allowing emotion to override sound business decision-making. Netscape was the leader prior to IE 4.0. Given their then market share and the general distaste for Bill Gates that they and the public held, Netscape thought that the internet community would rally around their feature-barren, non-standard browser. Well, regardless of what an individual's view is of MS, the ability to deliver more functional web sites was what catapulted IE into the lead of the browser wars. Netscape got back into the game too late with NS 6. By then they had lost too many of their loyal followers. Since browsers don't really generate income for a company directly, it was inevitable once their market share had slipped that dramatically, they would eventually be compelled to throw in the towel.