· Naughties
· · 2002
· · · September
· · · · 09 (2 entries)

How to Sell Software · I've been en­gaged, more or less con­tin­u­ous­ly since 1989, in try­ing to sell soft­ware. It's tough, be­cause soft­ware is so weird - just a bunch of bit­s, you can make as many copies as you want for free - and yet so ex­pen­sive. Mi­crosoft knows how to sell soft­ware but most cus­tomers don't like the ex­pe­ri­ence and are be­ing care­ful to avoid get­ting in­to oth­er re­la­tion­ships like the one they have with Mi­crosoft ...
XML and Me · I helped in­vent XML. It hap­pened (most­ly) be­tween Ju­ly and De­cem­ber 1996. There were 11 peo­ple who did the heavy work on the XML Work­ing Group. There were three co-editors of the of­fi­cial XML spec­i­fi­ca­tion. I was one of the eleven and one of the three ...
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