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   Re: [xml-dev] What is XML's appropriate place in an office suite?

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On Fri, 2003-04-18 at 08:36, AndrewWatt2000@aol.com wrote:

> As XML permeates more and more of the computing space it throws up questions 
> about where it belongs and how visible it should be. An approach that might 
> be appropriate for XML geeks, like the ... what shall I say? ... remarkable 
> bunch on this list may be totally useless or wholly inappropriate for the 
> apocryphal ordinary user of an office suite. It is likely that the ordinary 
> user is, quantitatively, also the most numerous class of user. So, any 
> sensible vendor will take the views of the ordinary user into account.


John Cowan has already brought up this point, but I just have to ask:
Did you crib this from the GNU Manifesto? I'll even risk a baseball
metaphor (just reword it for cricket.) This is a straight slow pitch at
the plate, and Richard Stallman is standing there to knock it out of the



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