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Re: experts

At 07:40 PM 27/03/01 -0800, Dave Winer wrote:
>Simon's argument, and mine, are consistent with your definition. We have
>plenty of people with a high degree of knowledge of a certain subject. What
>we need more of are people who actually do the work. You know, the people in
>the trenches. Dave

Hmm, if you look at the original XML working group (from memory, sorry)

Bosak: made his pre-XML name building good big techdoc web sites
Bray: Codes occasionally, talks incessantly
Clark: Well, yes
Connolly: Technical guy compromised by process expertise
DeRose: Heavily published in every CompSci journal worth mentioning, and 
        one of very few human beings to have made money with SGML
Hollander: Publishing heavy, did hp.com in his spare time
Kimber: Implemented much of HyTime in VB
Maler: Arguably world's leading DTD expert
Murata: Understands hedge automata and modal verbs
Paoli: Editing-centric SGML hack 
Sperberg-McQueen: Theory-heavy, publishing-centric
Sharpe: Wrote Author/Editor and *MetaL descendents

I guess this supports Dave's point.  -Tim