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Black box or stepping stones?

Dave Snowden

We had got the critical point where maintenance fees matched fixed costs. The culture and measurements are very different. He never understood how I made a profit and the idea I would invest that in a new development for which there was no RFI, no agreed client spec was alien. Using utility tools to provide short term function, rather than forcing development of long term capability is another common error or mistake.

RFI 133

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Dealing with the (Virtual) World in our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Maybe the reason I am so excited about the whole subject of Virtual Worlds is that in our own way we are beginning to have tools that let us make real the fruits of our imagination. So as we begin to talk standards some decade after the standard began to appear, we need to talk about a services framework with costs and how these services are combined and then if we need different kinds of 3D clients depending on the mix of services and their data sources.

RFI 100