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PC Magazine, John Dvorak - depressing reading

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Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 11:11:57 +0100 (BST)
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From PC Magazine, June 1997, UK Version:-

John C. Dvorak

[Start of extract]

There's a new alternative to HTML for web page creation - XML (Extensible
Markup Language(,
Much of the idea comes from Microsoft, but its supported by Adobe, Sun
Microsystems,
Novell, Hewlett Packard, NCSA and others. Actually, everyone except Netscape.
Supposedly it creates 'richer' content than we already have. What this means
is a mystery.

[Disparaging stuff about Microsoft's web site deleted].

So we go from the pathetic Microsoft Web site to this XML deal. If anyone
has a theory
about this please let me know. My thinking is that it is part of a long term 
strategy to keep the average Joe - who can learn HTML in an hour - off the
Web. What
will become of the world if everyone is allowed to be a publisher.

[End of extract]

The magazine 
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