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   Re: [xml-dev] Before fragmenting, fix the broken bits first

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Quoting Bob Foster <bob@objfac.com>:

> >>>sometimes we get fixated with the idea that there is only one
> >>>CPU and one communications link. It might have been this way in
> >>>the past in the Commodore 64 and PDP-11 days but it's not like
> >>>this now and certainly won't be like this in the future either..
> >>>
> >>>in those days.... the computer only extended as far as the
> >>>the serial lines and the line printer....
> >>>
> >>>now... the computer stretches right the way round the developed
> >>>world...
> >>>
> >>>so the parser is not the full extent of the api... just an
> >>>ever diminishing part....
> >>
> >>I'm being honest here.  I really don't understand this entire thought,
> >>but I get the sense it's rather esoteric.  My interest is a bit more
> >>pedestrian.
> >
> > can't see how it can be esoteric thing when the connections can be
> > counted in mac addresses and the distances measured in kilometres...
> I agree with Uche. That seems kind of incoherent to me. Please give
> people on this list credit for understanding modern communications.

I don't know what there is to misunderstand.

and to imply that everybody else on the list has a full understanding
of all types of modern communications is a bit snooty - Uche doesn't -
that's what he said, and nor do I.

Good luck with it.. whatever it is....


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