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   Re: [xml-dev] Rigged Aggregators?

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Len Bullard wrote:
> > I think we will see more blogs like that, and just as 'intelligent
> > design' is making its way into school science classes,
> > more superstition will be presented as credible theories
> > because those capable of refuting them refuse to take
> > the time.

Jeff Rafter wrote:
> Is that the point? To equate the "Rigged aggregators" blog with belief
> in God is offensive.

That's an interesting characterization of Len's comments. It's certainly not the
conclusion I'd draw from his remarks.

The fundamental issue is bloggers/RSS/Atom have dramatically increased the
content being presented as news -- and many authors do not follow journalism's
rule about fact checking.

Perhaps we need to update specs such as Dublin Core and RSS to include a
<factChecker> element.

======== Ken North ===========


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