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Subject:Re: Giving up on XML From:"Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Diane Brennan" <dalaine00 -at- yahoo -dot- com> Date:Fri, 16 Mar 2007 14:40:34 +0530
On 3/16/07, Diane Brennan <dalaine00 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> These tools can only become clear market leaders as people use them. Every writer is a potential tester for these tools. You can't just go with a sure thing every time--you have to take risks sometimes and try something new.
True, but the risk levels do matter, too. For example, walking through
your living room in a blackout is generally a low-risk proposition -
what could you suffer - a stubbed toe or a barked shin? Running
full-tilt through a pitch-dark strange forest which may have deep
stone quarry pits nearby... that's high-risk.
Before committing a company to a new technology or tool (new for the
company, at least), it's good sense to try and learn as much as you
can about the new direction, and to assess just how much of a risk it
is... after all, sinking several thousands in software licenses for
different tools, and in man-hours spent on learning/training... if (as
other posters have noted) the company isn't too big, a failed attempt
at a high-risk plan could mean the end of the company.
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