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Yes, Dare, but XML Doesn't Care. If the backstory
and the symbols don't act generatively (self modifying
and able to adapt to the environment without collapsing the
energy budget), the Game of Life is also self-halting.
From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
[len]XML was designed to free us from people just like us.
It frees you from Microsoft and it frees Microsoft from you.
[Dare Obasanjo] Exactly. It is amusing to me that at the time of its
inception the impetus for the creation of "SGML for the Web" aka XML was
to throw off the shackles of HTML and the notion of one-size-fits-all
markup vocabularies. Over time people have gotten this twisted belief
that unless an XML technology is rubber stamped by some brahmins in some
working group or technical committee then it isn't worthwhile. XML is
about freedom not serfdom, the sooner the XML community and the software
industry as a whole begin to realize this fundamental truth about XML
the better for us all in the long run.