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Re: XHTML

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 10:36:32 -0500
Message-ID: <005e01bf3fff$adf3a720$a6addccf@preferreduser>
To: "Daniel Hiester" <alatus@earthlink.net>, <www-html@w3.org>
> --A look in some of the major London bookshops this
> Saturday indicates that none of the popular computing
> authors seem to be aware of this!  They tend to
> reflect the market amongst "HTML" authors.--
>

Publishers tend to go where the money is and not be leaders in events.
Expect a flood of books as soon as the popularity of small devices
continues.

As an author I have been asked if I will write a book "When the time is
ripe". The next generation oof books on XHTML will contin quite a bit of
info on authoring for small devices. I know of 4 such books on the ramp or
in the process of being writen, and theere are almost certainly more.! The
first ones should be out in January or febuary.

Frank
----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 1999 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: XHTML


> --A look in some of the major London bookshops this
> Saturday indicates that none of the popular computing
> authors seem to be aware of this!  They tend to
> reflect the market amongst "HTML" authors.--
>
> Well, here's the off-topic explaination as to why this is all over the
> American news...
> In the US Antitrust suit against Microsoft, it was ruled a few weeks ago
> that Microsoft is monopolistic. While various American news magazines
> speculate what the court might do to the company, they also speculate that
> portable computing will grow in popularity in the coming years, and some
> portable computer manufacturers, such as 3Com and Nokia, to name a few,
have
> been and will continue to explicitly avoid using the Microsoft Windows CE
> operating system in their products.
> Simply put, the articles make it sound like a new generation of computing
is
> about to begin, much like the transition between super computers to
desktop
> PC's that began almost twenty years ago, and Microsoft will  be left out
of
> it, because the corporations in control of this transition are tired of
> Microsoft's OS being on 90% of all computers.
>
> However, I wish I could visit a few major London book shops... :)
>
> Daniel
>
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