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RE: The Three Myths of XML
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Alaric Snell <firstname.lastname@example.org>, The Deviants <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:36:48 -0500
There are two kinds of magic, Alaric; directed attention
and misdirected attention. The second is stage magic used
to make an audience look away while the trick is performed
elsewhere. The first is real magic because it reveals the
source of the action and the results.
The fool is hanged by seeing reality while tied to a tree
of superstition and opportunity. Only the feet are bound.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Alaric Snell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Quoting Uche Ogbuji <email@example.com>:
> You described Clark's article precisely: "satire". I don't think
> are many people in positions of dangerous influence who ascribe to the
> described "magical thinking".
There are... I've been burnt by them. Ever wondered why I'm so cynical about
XML? I've had to shoehorn it into situations that it's totally unsuited to.
Stick with marking text up!