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   The Founder Effect of XML

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Recently, Tim Bray wrote in Ongoing, his opinions about open source 
being or not being a business model.


And earlier you see this:


I wrote a piece on my own blog on Cosmic Evolution, the title of 
which will turn most people off, but that's ok.  I happen to agree 
with Tim. 

For some number of blogs I've been espousing the value of values (given a 
feedback loop, the choice of choices determines evolution, 
not the choices).  The short form is that the values of the 
founders being a small group determined the success of the web, 
XML, HTML etc.   The article cited at the top gives a name to 
that: the founder effect.

While Web 2.0 may or may not be a real change, if it is a 
change in values, the complexity of interactions may or 
may not be a real evolutionary change.   If as Carr claims, 
human brains evolved not to process logic but to detect 
injustice, we will know shortly.




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