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   So off-topic it may be too weird even for XML-DEV ...

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>> As Mike Champion noted earlier, "there is a lot of territory
>> between helplessly dealing with <date>June 11, 2002</date> as a string that
>> requires human intervention to process, and drinking the Schema koolaid in
>> order to automatically bind it to a Date object."
>We'll hope that this koolaid is not of the Jim Jones variety!  :-)

What DOES the "drinking the XXX Kool-Aid" meme / cliche refer to?
Jim Jones?  [leader of a cult that committed mass suicide in Guyana in the
late 1970's]  Or "electric" Kool-Aid [spiked with LSD, c.f. Ken Kesey's

It seems to imply a bit of both in the way I tend to see it used ... 
slavish conformity to some presumed authority irrespective of the costs, 
and voluntary acceptance of hallucinations.

Inquiring minds want to know, and are weary of the debate over Roman dates
and whether Tully and Cicero are ontologically the same person :~)


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