Friday, January 06, 2006

Calendars are not Schedules

Ummmmm...what's "calendaring"? Danny Ayers (among others) uses the word like an english speaker would use the word "scheduling". Asking Google gives definitions involving papermaking.

Seriously, this is one of those IT stupidities that should, but probably won't, stop. We seem to be forever coining new words and concepts that are just like the old ones, only painted blue, but because we give it a different name we think it's different and special. Thus the five year dead end into SOAP because somehow it is different from all of the other RPC protocol attempts in the past, just because it is serialized with XML.