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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.

Ha!  If Bronzino were a writer rather than a painter, I think he
might have come up with just such an allegory.

> 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.

But you see, that's the subversive part.  They might not even know they're
being baptized.  Course if I can pull it off, I'm changing careers.

> The humanML
> list will provide me all the water walking
> practice I need this year.

OK.  I was not entirely sure HumanML was not a joke...

Uche Ogbuji                               Principal Consultant
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