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   Re: [xml-dev] Competing Specifications - A Good or Bad Thing?

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On Apr 7, 2004, at 11:29 AM, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

Today we have communication
systems that force cultures to collide, and just
as we have attained that level of integrative thought,
the forces of fundamentalist religion, the worst of
the supercharged superstitious nut cases, are
rising up. In the US, it is the right wing
ultra-fundamentalist Christians. In the East,
the Muslims. On the web, it is the open source guys
who believe that the point of all of this is
to collapse Microsoft and any organization they

Everywhere I look, the passions are rising. I'm
not sure modern science has a fighting chance against
those until they are slaked. It is as if as mammals,
there is some enzyme we all share that gets invoked
given some aggregate of signals from the environment,
and we are helpless against it. Sort of like WWI.

So, you're saying that the XML standards process will precipitate the next world war?

I'm sure this must be related to XML development one way or another...


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