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A hazardous and technically unexplainable journey

Ray Ozzie invites us to think:

Imagine what a traditional PIM might look like if it were possible to build it in a modular fashion, with each modules' underlying object schemas, store, and methods exposed as standards so that others could build upon them? Imagine building custom domain-specific client-side CRM/SFA solutions that might leverage these common standards. Imagine the deconstruction and refactoring of traditional desktop applications so that higher-level domain-specific applications and solutions could be built from components currently embedded in larger integrated packages. Imagine what "content management" might become in an era where collections of objects can be created, retrieved, cached, replicated, published in conjunction with service-oriented systems, yet one in which a variety of content creation and manipulation applications can effectively leverage common storage and synchronization mechanisms. - Ray Ozzie (640KB ought to be enough for anyone)

I'm reading this, yawping to myself "RDF! RDF!". I can imagine Danny, Leigh and Edd doing the same thing.

Good to see someone thinking beyond the next couple of quarters.

April 12, 2004 08:42 PM


Jon Hanna
(April 13, 2004 12:20 PM #)

RDF! RDF! :)

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