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   Re: [xml-dev] The Zen of xml-dev

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In a message dated 15/04/2003 18:41:15 GMT Daylight Time, mc@xegesis.org writes:

Ahh, maybe a new way to waste time, since haiku and limericks are passe. 
Who can come up with a koan that incorporates the most profound, but subtle
and hidden, truth about XML?

There is an apocryphal story of Michael Champion's visit to the Great Buddha.

MC: Oh Great Buddha, such are the depths and subtleties of XML, is it possible that such a thing of profundity could have happened by chance?
GB: No my child, XML is ineffable. Not even if a billion monkeys worked for a billion years each with a billion copies of OpenOffice.org could such an exquisite thing occur by chance.
MC: Oh Great Buddha, then what of the PSVI?
GB: Two monkeys! Ten minutes!

How zat zen? :)

BTW what is a koan?

Andrew Watt


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