What's The Verdict, Web or Not?

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Wed Jul 5 00:22:08 EDT 2006

On 7/4/06, Bill Marriott <wjm at wjm.org> wrote:
> There is no such thing as a "plugin war" and never has been one -- people
> can and do have multiple plugins. New ones are still being created. It's not
> a zero-sum game. No comparison to the "browser war" which apparently still
> rages on.

The simple fact is, most website producers and developers are NOT
interested in adding other plugin requirements for websites.
And...many producers and developers are interested in AJAX, DOM.

> Last I checked, ViewPoint/Enliven was doing quite nicely.

Guess you haven't checked lately. There last Quarterly report
announces a 45% decrease from last quarter and 29% decrease from the
quarter a year ago. Plus they've announced a 30% layoff after closing
on a $5.1M round less than a year ago. I don't know about your
company, but the VC's I've had on my board wouldn't be happy with
those numbers.

> "Let's get serious" -- If the future is in "AJAX, DOM, Jscript and
> Frameworks" then we're all wasting our time coding in TranScript or xTalk or
> whatever you want to call it, as none of those technologies speak our
> language. We might as well "invest" our time learning those technologies if
> you're right and we're "worth our salt."

Now, that's the first point you've made that I agree with!


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