"The World's Gone Crazy with XML," Says Sun's Senior IT architect (SYS-CON)(Printview): "'The world has gone crazy with XML and then Web services,' writes Sun's senior IT architect Victoria Livschitz, in an article currently to be found on the official Sun Web site.
'SOAP and UDDI are getting enormous attention,' she continues, 'and yet, from a software engineering standpoint, they seem to me a setback rather then a step forward. We now have a generation of young programmers who think of software in terms of square brackets. An enormous mess of XML documents that are now being created by enterprises at an alarming rate will be haunting our industry for decades. With all that excitement, no one seems to have the slightest interest in basic computer science.' "
See the full article for a lively debate -- Sun, MS, etc.