[LINK] Microsodt & the ATO
Mon, 18 Mar 2002 21:51:22 +1100 (EST)
On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, David Boxall wrote:
> Source information for these extracts has
> droppred off en route. Hard to tell
> whether it's an ATO media release or one
> from Microsoft.
> Worrying from an accessability
> viewpoint, if nothing else.
The worrying part is this:
> ... The ATO was interested in .NET
> as it is the new strategic product from
> Microsoft, and in time will
> replace other technologies.
I presume the technologies it is supposed
to replace are the "Open" ones?
Is it time to complain about this, now, before
the rot sets in? I wonder if our money as taxpayers
is being well spent on something like .net which is
basically unproven and probably prone to costing vast amounts
in system upgrades and network bandwidth required to push the
huge blobs of .net objects around? Not to mention the
potential for all kinds of abuse via trojans, viruses and
unsigned applets &c....
I dread what is coming for IT in the next 18 months....
Rachel Polanskis Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
"People don't say sorry in this country" - Max Connors (Seachange)