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RE: [xml-dev] RE: Things are not what they seem

We need the vision.  Insight is when one 
can do research and get the answer first. 
Vision is applied when there isn't an answer.  
No one has shown me an application 
of XML for which there isn't an answer 
given some research.  It's a matter of 
knowing when to use who.  An expert solves 
the problem.  A novice defines it. 
Both are perfectly valid approaches 
for the same person in different contexts.


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

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]

For a lot of XML work, I have to agree with Len.  When I'm looking for 
writers on XML subjects, insight (and the ability to communicate that 
insight) is the main thing I'm seeking.  Similarly, if I have project 
that's already well-scoped out, people with imagination for the details are 
going to do great work rather than redesign everything.

At the same time, I'm worried that valuing insight over vision causes some 
serious problems, perhaps especially in this (XML) community.  "How to use 
XML" is something we've barely begun to figure out, and preferring insight 
to vision is likely to keep us on the same narrow set of paths.  This isn't 
a trade as well-understood as electrical work or plumbing, and electricians 
and plumbers have all kinds of opinions about how best to do things.