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   RE: [xml-dev] text, regular expressions

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An interesting article indeed:

"our growing electronic culture features instantaneous, non-verbal impressions that are taken in whole and that reverberate with the emotions of the viewers...a breakdown of traditional cause-and-effect reasoning, replaced by a re-ascendance of myth as the driving force behind decisions and actions..."

And how shall we know the good, Phaedrus?  A regular expression can locate a 
statement, but without the context, what does it tell me?  I do not need to 
open up and disect my watch to tell the time.   I need to tell my watch the 
time and then trust it to remind me.  If time is a myth (what really happens 
at the international dateline?), does my watch need to be told that?


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

It's not explicitly about XML, and it's pretty far from our day-to-day 
angle-bracket discussions, but my fellow editor Andy Oram has written an 
interesting piece called "Marshall McLuhan vs. Marshalling Regular 


The discussion of text as a medium seems pretty relevant to recent 
discussion here.


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