Putting people first for a change

AS WITH EARLIER MICROSOFT mantras (ActiveX, Windows DNA), .Net means almost everything and therefore nothing in particular. The Redmond priesthood incants XML with the same mystical vagueness. No resounding amen has yet been heard from the hundreds of millions of souls who use Windows and Office, who were recently demoted from "knowledge workers" to "information workers" and then reclassified as "first-class data objects." Instead they ask, "What's in it for me?" [Full story at InfoWorld.com.]

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