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   Re: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic web mega-permathre

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Bill de hÓra wrote,
> Miles Sabin wrote:
> > OK, so why are you telling Eliotte to RTFM?
> So he can decide for himself whether a technology has any merit, as
> opposed to people's ambitions for said technology. RTFM was
> something I learned from you.

Hmm ... maybe I'm becoming more impatient and illiberal as I get 
older ;-)

The thing is, I don't think that "RTFM and make up your own mind" is 
appropriate in this case. For starters, Eliotte already seems to have 
made up his mind (in the right way IMO) on grounds (lack of practical 
applications or any serious prospect of them) which aren't addressed by 
the TFM anyway.

For seconds, I think it's quite reasonable to question whether it's 
worth even bothering to read TFM if it's more or less the same old 
stuff that didn't work last time with no reasonable expectation that 
the new twist (angle brackets and URIs) is going to help find a useful 
route out of the blind alley.




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