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The question is, if possible, by what means and in which cases can
one obtain an automated service that has the QOS rating of a
I assert that a fundamental is experience realized in analogical
reasoning. I conjecture that XSLT can enable such if we have
worked carefully on the XML design. The quality of the XML
design being critical, high QOS numbers may still have higher
costs but lower than that of human services and are easily
repeatable and at computer speed. Also, because
an analogical system can default out to a human system, we
don't have to risk mission critical transactions on automation.
So here is a fun puzzle for the cognoscenti. Can John Sowa's
rules be applied to XML using XSLT or am I just taking too few
or too many medications? ;-)
Or does this require RDF?
From: John Cowan [mailto:email@example.com]
> Think of the "marvellous" automated telephone systems which plague modern
> life. They allow customer "support" at greatly reduced monetary cost for
> company which provides "support" but at the cost of greatly increased time
> frustration for the customer. The customer is receiving "support" which is
> cheaper. And it shows!
Indeed. Wherefore the product being supported is cheaper as well.
Look, if you have enough money, you can get all the personal service and
support you want. You can hire a whole layer of people to run interference
for you -- what Jonathan Swift called "flappers". But consider what
service and support you would have gotten without that automation!
You'd be a serf or slave or free peasant at best.
> Connection to a human being who has the capacity to think, and who is
> by the "system" autonomy to think will be a premium service in future
> support. The plebs will receive XML-based service. :)
You betcha. Look into "private banking" some time.
XML-based service is still a whole lot better than sword-based service.