14 December 2004

Adam may be kewl to stay out of the coolness

The wave of enthusiasm is high. RSS and XML feeds have problems.

Let's consider XML code. Developers don't like it. The question becomes, "If RSS-feeds are really kewl," then why aren't those feeds supported by a kewl kind of code that is easy to work with, fluid, and oh, by the way, the developers actually like.

I don't like the idea that RSS is being sold as a "great new thing for the customer" all the while those who are actually doing the work dread working with the tools they use.

These developers know how to make things. It remains to be seen how much time will be spent making tools that the developers love to work with. I'm not clear how long the customer-base can be expected to stay happy so long as those who are doing the real work are disgruntled. Ref Ref
The wave of enthusiasm is high. RSS and XML feeds have problems.

Let's consider XML code. Developers don't like it. The question becomes, "If RSS-feeds are really kewl," then why aren't those feeds supported by a kewl kind of code that is easy to work with, fluid, and oh, by the way, the developers actually like.

I don't like the idea that RSS is being sold as a "great new thing for the customer" all the while those who are actually doing the work dread working with the tools they use.

These developers know how to make things. It remains to be seen how much time will be spent making tools that the developers love to work with. I'm not clear how long the customer-base can be expected to stay happy so long as those who are doing the real work are disgruntled. Ref Ref
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