daveuserland writes: "Lots of activity in XML-over-HTTP. An article in today's NY Times about Microsoft, SOAP, UserLand and me. My comments. In the meantime XML-RPC keeps growing with solid interop. 29 implementations in the new XML-RPC directory. The politics are intense but everything's going well." It sounds like Dave understands this .Net thing; even after hearing about it for a few years, I've yet to hear a really lucid explanation of why I should want my apps and personal data floating in an amorphous cloud, but maybe that's just me.