DaveNet: Soundbites for Y2K and beyond.
ZDNet: XML is the great peacemaker. Yes.
Red Herring: "The one-and-a-half-year-old company has been more hype than substance thus far."
Microsoft: Introducing the WebService Behavior. "The new WebService behavior enables client-side script to invoke remote methods exposed by Microsoft .Net Web Services, or other Web servers that support the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)."
John Doerr: "I think there's been far too much attention paid to--and press written about--the role of venture capitalists. We're really in a service industry assisting entrepreneurs who are driving, creating, controlling these companies."
AP: Microsoft buys Great Plains.
Jonas Beckman: "When I discovered Manila it came a breath of fresh air, a chance to think my own thoughts in the middle of chaos. This is the way I have written all my life - but this time I wasn't talking to myself, but to a small circle of fellow humans all over the world."
Ed Cone: "What does a secretary of state do, Sydney wondered. I started to tell her: 'He travels to all the countries around the world to make sure they --'"
Anne Thomas Manes: "Sun is not building a SOAP implementation because we don't think we need two different SOAP implementations for Java."
Perl.Com: What every Perl programmer needs to know about .NET. "I've heard .NET described as 'Microsoft's tacit admission that most shops are not 100 percent Microsoft, so Microsoft products need to work better with other platforms.' There are many places for Perl in this new world." Yes.
Christmas cheers from the chipmunks. "You could hardly stand us then now here we come again." (Thanks to Kate for the pointer.)
John V Lindsay died Tues. One of the heroes of my youth.
Frank Zappa was born on this day in 1940.
Dylan Tweney: Beware the Next Tech Craze: P2P.
Here's the first draft of the foreword for Joel's book on user interface design. I'm submitting it in a weblike way.
Radio bug report. Make some changes in a document. Save. About window comes to the front. The save takes a few seconds. I start writing in another window. The save finishes and the old window comes to front. My typing goes into the wrong window. Fixed.
Happy Winter (in the Northern Hemisphere).
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