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RE: [xml-dev] "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore the basicprinciples of ...

>>   The term “affordances” is interesting but I can’t seem to figure out what it really means

> I think it's mainly interesting as an example of a social phenomenon whereby the enlightened invent specialist 
> vocabulary explicitly to prevent the unenlightened joining the conversation.

Whew, and I was afraid to say the kind was naked too ....

Reminds me of a chat I had 15 years ago with a friend who has a PhD in Chaos Physics.
He was showing me this paper and I read part of it then gave it back and said "This is full of it, 
nobody could understand any of this I doubt even the author does" ... 
And he admitted what was my underlying belief ... that one way of making publishable papers in esoteric sciences
is to make it so complicated no one can admit they dont have a clue what you're talking about.

David Lee
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