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   Re: [xml-dev] Rigged Aggregators?

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On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 09:24:36 -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len)
<len.bullard@intergraph.com> wrote:

> That won't be good enough.  Not nearly.   The American
> electorate is evenly split.  

The nut cases are going to glue themselves to the visible issues of the day...

> The world electorate is
> expressing a displeasure.   While these are not logically
> conjunctive, they are symbolically and it is the semiotic
> effect that creates superstitious behavior. 

Me-thinks you read too much into this...


> That's the way it works.  Smart knowledgeable people can
> refute it but he doesn't believe them because he believes
> he has 'inside information'.  This is the classic routine
> known as Tootsie Fruitsie (See "A Day At The Races" The
> Marx Brothers).  It is exploited everyday in marketing,
> sales and other political pursuits.
> So it is necessary to do more than say "Bollox".  Some
> patience and attention to detail is needed.  If we don't
> get it from the press, we have to state it where the
> press hangs out.  XML-Dev is one of those places.  Sometimes
> a vital kernel of fact drops from this and that is always
> worth saving.

I don't think much attention to detail is possible: there's no real
detail to respond to.  One can't attempt to use rational response to
the irrational.

> So I have to respectfully disagree with you.  Had the article
> not been forwarded to me for comment, I wouldn't have noticed.
> Because it was and from someone who blogs prominently, I thought
> it a good idea to get experts to look it over.  As in open source,
> the more smart eyes, the better.

Sure, that's the reason I've taken the time to respond: the more
people on this list saying "nonsense" the better. Personally, I don't
think you can expect anything more.

Peter Hunsberger


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