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Don Box replies to "How MS lost the API war."

An unusually "weak" reply to Joel's, otherwise, heavy handed point:

http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/dbox/default.aspx?key=2004-06-22T05:29:36Z

Anon
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

That was pretty weak.....

Gen'xer
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Well, he couldn't exactly say.  "Joel's right.  Shit."

Could he.

Mike
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Not really.

I think Don is preparing a longer and more detailed reply to the "API war" controversial article.

Just wait and see.

Daniel Tio
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

OK, who is Don Box, and why do we care what he says?

Don Who? < ! Don Ho >
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Don Box = The foremost COM expert

Alex
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

"I know its fun to paint MSFT as clueless dolts who don't care about developer or customer investments, but the reality isn't quite that black and white." (From the link above)

I dont think Joel would critizise MS unless he had a deeply felt concern. Certainly not for the fun of it, or to score points with the anti MS crowd. Everyone can change I guess, but I would bet against it.

Eric Debois
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

"Don Box = The foremost COM expert "

HAR HAR!

Oh yeah!
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Don Box == A guy who knows/knew COM, but was a terminaly poor writter.

Jorel on Software
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

> Don Box == A guy who knows/knew COM, but was a terminaly poor writter

That explains why I never did read his book, even though I started thinking about it in 1993.


Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Don Box = the worlds only COM expert, now and forever

COM, we hardly knew ye.

Bob
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

>terminaly poor writter.

As opposed to merely a bad speller? <grin>

John Rusk
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

That misspelled word Troll works everytime.

Like Money.

Jorel on Software
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Early Don Box = COM is Love
Later Don Box = COM Who?

Steve-O
Wednesday, June 23, 2004

What do you guys have against COM?

I don't know what it is, but I think it rocks.

Alex
Thursday, June 24, 2004

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