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RE: Article (part of column) on XML & Semantics

But a good article.  Keep posting the URL 
when you do updates so I can keep reading 
them.  I can't of course, "handle" them.

To complete the thought:

> Too often, philosophers are programmers without
> hands and programmers are philosophers without eyes.

Blind programmers lead handless philosophers
to deep pools where the philosopher must walk
on water because he cannot swim.  If the 
programmer follows the philosopher, he 
drowns because he blindly tries to hold on to the 
feet of the philosopher.

Don't do anything subversive in the article 
on my account.  I concur with your editor: 
some people actually have to see and handle themselves 
while keeping their feet dry and their hands 
to themselves.   The humanML 
list will provide me all the water walking 
practice I need this year.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Uche Ogbuji [mailto:uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com]

Agreed.  After you and I have had lunch some day, you'll have no doubt
of my love for philosophy (I'm pretty close to a strict Humanist:
Ficino, Mill, etc.  keep the German and French omphaloskeptics).

And I'm always interested in how much of AI tries (often poorly) to reify
Heidegger and Wittgenstein.

So why the philistine disclaimer in my article?  Well as the editor and I
were shaping the column idea, she was a bit worried that I might get too
esoteric for her nuts-n-bolts developer audience.

In your honor, of course, I'll find a subversive way to slip in some