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Re: Extreme diversity
- From: Murali Mani <mani@CS.UCLA.EDU>
- To: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 12:04:36 -0700 (PDT)
the conference was impressive in content. the enthusiasm shown by the
several presenters is *very* infectious. also the discussions after the
talks were impressive, and did remind us of xml-dev as simon points out.
there are several homework assignments which I have personally noted for
also personally, it was very nice to meet several of you out there, though
the winds from the atlantic ocean tried to wreak havoc on people from the
pacific side -- there were more than one person who were always walking
around with a kerchief in his hand.
cheers and regards - murali.
On Mon, 20 Aug 2001, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> Last week's Extreme Markup Language conference was pretty remarkable
> stuff. While the details of some of the presentations are starting to
> fade, they'll continue to echo for a long while.
> I wrote a blip on the O'Reilly network about what I got out of the
> What I think I liked best about the conference was that it pretty
> decisively laid to rest the notion that markup is a single set of
> practices, a notion I've found proffered in a lot of books, articles,
> and yes, conferences.
> While XML is indeed a simplification, much needed, of a specification
> which attempted to address an enormous variety of issues, much of the
> work at Extreme demonstrated that it's possible to use even that more
> limited set of tools in creative ways to solve a lot of complex
> problems. Even in presentations where XML itself wasn't the focus, it
> made a contribution.
> In some ways the conference felt like XML-Dev, but in person, with ideas
> colliding, fading, reappearing, and growing. Perhaps the most
> remarkable aspect of the conference was that I had that feeling during
> the sessions, not just in the hallways and related social engagements.
> I'm glad it was a small conference, but I'll admit to wishing that more
> people could have had that experience. Maybe XML 2001...
> Simon St.Laurent
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