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I love the Box quotes from Mike.  There must be 
an incredible depth of insecurity out there to 
start rehashing sayings from the Borg and tempting 
with promises of future "killer apps".  How 90s. ;-)

So 70s atcha....

"This is the day of the expanding man....
That shape is my shade there where I used to stand." 
Steely Dan: Deacon Blues


From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com]

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" scripsit:

> Specifications and standards must stand on their technical merits, 
> not their provenance.   Trust yourselves to figure out what is best 
> for your own applications.

or to quote myself:

>         So by this maxim be impressed,
>         Do not yield your sovereign judgement,
>         To any sort of political fudgement.
>         The criterion of sound design
>         Should be, must be, your guideline.
>         And if you're designing documents,
>         Try RNG.  We charge no rents.


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