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   RE: [xml-dev] Profundity du jour (was Re: [xml-dev] What is XML For?)

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  • To: "Mike Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Profundity du jour (was Re: [xml-dev] What is XML For?)
  • From: "Mark Seaborne" <MSeaborne@origoservices.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:30:30 +0100
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Profundity du jour (was Re: [xml-dev] What is XML For?)

Fair enough, but after all, he wanted to be laughed at, it was his highest aspiration to be laughed at. Bozo may or may not have been a (comic) genius, but he must at least have been good at his job, assuming that he did/does actually exist.

We have just had an email from a user, asking for a code list to be supplied in a format "suitable for use on a computer system, as your web site only supplies it as XML." Now that IS genius.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org]
Sent: 24 October 2002 13:18
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] Profundity du jour (was Re: [xml-dev] What is XML

10/24/2002 6:38:08 AM, John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com> wrote:

>Every crackpot calls upon Copernicus (or Galileo).  Doing so makes
>you look like a crackpot.

As Carl Sagan put it:

"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does 
not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. 
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they 
laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at 
Bozo the Clown."

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