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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:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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