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  • From: Niclas Olofsson <gurun@acc.umu.se>
  • To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 01:31:42 +0200

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> Ok, but spell out MIF for me. :-)

Sorry, it's not very technical. In light of recent hollywood activities
I thought Mission Impossible Force was common knowledge :)

> Hopefully, they learned from that experience, but if their
> only resort was litigation, they didn't learn enough.
> Sometimes when fighting the fight, one loses the cause.

I think the lesson learned is that you always have to think big and then
realise it's all uphill from there. I belive that history has proven
that *many* standards (propriarity or not) that rely on marketing and
hype for fule doesn't make it in the long run. Even though some
architechts from the construction business has proven otherwise, I
really think that excellent, unselfish engeneering is a major key behind
a successful, long living standard. A standard must dominate by
excellence and not manage by fear.

So far nothing new. The new is that I'm thinking about a new theory
around Babel. It's based on the suspicion that maybe it was people
themselves that got tired of it all and agreed on babbling...


PS! Another news of the week is that I read in the XSL FAQ (about
variables) that XSL is a functional based language. Major break-through
when I realized I got the chanse to use my first 4p from university :)
The difference between imperative and functional aproach towards XSLT is
around 2 pages. It should be emphasized when someone asks.

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