Jesse Berst Says that Communicator Won't Support XML!!!

Wednesday November 10th, 1999

Joel Caris writes in with the latest Berst burst of wisdom. Jesse Berst's new article at ZDNet's AnchorDesk is filled with such pearls as, "It now expects to ship beta of the 5.0 version of its browser suite next month... [a]nd without support for key Web technologies such as XML that IT managers and Web developers can get from IE."

Damn. And I was under the impression that the entire Mozilla application required XML to power its user-interface, and that it's XML support throughout the application was unparalleled. Silly me.

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#66 How Berst Works.

by Anon

Thursday November 11th, 1999 6:19 AM

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So, Jesse's taken another about-face on Mozilla it seems. For the Uninitiated, here's a little primer on Jesse.

1) Find an underdog, and hype it as the 'next big thing'

2) Do a follow-up on the underdog in slightly less glowing terms (usually sprinkled with "Microsoft is catching up!!")

3) Put out an article damning the underdog, and tell everyone to "Just stick with Microsoft instead"

4) goto 1)

This is ALWAYS Jesse's modus operandi. He will pick -any- underdog (whether it be Linux, Mozilla or whatever) and pretend to be it's best friend, until NEXT week when he falls back to the "Microsoft is GOD" party line.