Why I Hate Palmtops (was: Re: SGML, XML and SML)

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn at ebt.com
Sat Nov 27 22:45:14 GMT 1999

> Take a phone for example.  Your front office could send you
> some notes in XML format so that if it contains a phone number,
> the phone can display a small phone icon at the corner of the
> message and make the call for you when you press a button.  Your
> business card can be stored on your phone so that you can give
> it to another person by simply pointing it at his phone.  Another
> use might be to receive address information so that you can find it
> using cellular tri-angulation or satellite technology.

This is such a specific application that I fail to see the necessity
of XML... unless of course we imagine *all* phones
being able to deal with such messages.

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