Very Worried at MS .net

Alistair Davidson lord_inh at
Thu Jul 19 01:55:38 UTC 2001

home at wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 01:10:27AM +0100, Alistair Davidson wrote:
> > .NET is a framework (VM, development tool, and standards suite) for
> > developing and deploying "web services"
> Not quite accurate - and this is why most people are confused. Ignore the
> marketing - .NET is the new Windows API. It provides a platform for web
> services, yes, but that's only one aspect of it. MS are pushing the web
> stuff hard, because it's a pretty new feature for them, but the other stuff
> shouldn't be ignored.

Did you hear that sound? It was comprehension dawning. I knew there was
somethign that didn't quite make sense about the whole thing. Now I get

Incidentally, there's perhaps another reason for them pushing the web
services end of things- it immediately makes all us free software folks
run around like headless chickens when we could be doing something
Rick's World:

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