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   Re: Colonialism, SAX, Java, and Namespaces

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  • From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Feb 1999 10:24:51 -0600

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> At 09:25 AM 2/5/99 -0600, Paul Prescod wrote:
> >I'm also someone who recognizes that it is not appropriate to dumb down
> >everything so that I *CAN* understand it in its entirety. 
> Fine, Paul.  Keep using the 'dumb down' vocabulary to show everyone what
> you really think of the 'average developer'.  

I used the term *dumb down* in reference to *myself*. The average
developer is a dummy in all but a few fields, just like me. We cannot
restrict all fields until they are simple enough for everyone to
understand. As someone pointed out recently, we wouldn't have a
technologically advancing civilization if we did that. If we cannot agree
on that much then further discussion is not going to be productive.
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did,
but she did it backwards and in high heels."
                                               --Faith Whittlesey

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