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RE: [xml-dev] Re: W3C ridiculous new policy on patents
- From: Al Snell <email@example.com>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 22:44:03 +0100 (BST)
On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> >Tell me, what is the cost of having a hobby?
> Mine cost me about $1500 last month for a used and discounted
> Mackie 480-S and a Roland JV-1080.
Mine's costingmethat kind of money too - a week off of work (unpaid) and a
return ticket to Orlando and a week in a hotel for an ISO/ ITU-T meeting
I'm in Florida. This is strange. I live in London.
> >Everyone with an off the shelf PC can start programming.
> Yes. That is well supported given any number of frameworks,
> open source, and commercial products.
They're not as likely to produce code of acceptable quality as somebody
with five years of commercial-grade experience and a CS degree or
equivelant, though... and that degree costs! Too many people hacking out
dirty Perl code and publishing, then other people building on that code,
has created a convulted mess of de facto standards :-(
Alaric B. Snell
http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/
Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software