Archive | April 2, 2003

Is Rumsfeld the guy?

A disturbing report that Rumsfeld is repeating the mistakes of other Defense Secretaries (McNamara comes to mind) in thinking that they understand the incredibly complex mechanics of the war machine better than the professions who have been doing it for decades.

InfoPath report from Jon Udell

Jon also reports on his first close-up examination of InfoPath, Microsoft’s Office 11 tool for manipulating XML. This is a vast step forward for Microsoft. It will be interesting to see where this tool leads. It looks like you can do better and easier XML manipulation in Office than in Visual Studio.NET. What does that say?

Off to the Boston Windows User Group

… where I will be the guest MC tonight as chairman Rick Zach is off in Redmond, Washington, getting wined and dined by some software company.

Tonight, we’ll have a presentation by Microsoft on “Collaborative Servies in Windows Server 2003.” More details, directions to the meeting, etc, are available on the group web site at

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