From: Patrick Andries (Patrick.Andries@xcential.com)
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 21:59:07 CDT
Kenneth Whistler a écrit :
[on slow implementation of some collations by certain manufacturers and
>And the answer is to democratize the approach.
I agree on the ideal solution, it has independently been mentioned to
some large manufacturer's technical respresentative who seems also to
agree on this, but he is not the decision maker.
> One shouldn't be
>demanding that The Borg centrally define and implement all uses
>for all users, so that users simply dial Channel 621 and then
>sit there passively assimilating and get dished up their content.
>Instead, the users should demand of The Borg that user-definable
>requirements be supported actively, so that the *people* get
>to define what they do and how it is done at the point they
>interact with the software.
It has actively been requested (for Canada for a few years and even
prospectfully for Tifinagh), it is a slow moving boat and I'm not sure
all manufacturers and service providers can be convinced, some of them
holding a virtual monopoly in the OS market or the search engine one.
Though I must admit I don't quite see what they would relinquish or lose
by allowing users to tailor collations.
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