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RE: [xml-dev] [OT] What are the key technical problems of our era?

Hi Len,

I used to read dr. dobbs but have not done so since I haven't seen it in the magazine racks in recent years.
What a pity.

That's pretty funny, really.  There are ideas I agree with in there: respect for the past, esp. in computing.
I really admire good engineering too.  But architects and engineers
need to work together to achieve _stable_ _beauty_ at the level of what the system is
intended for.  In the case of the web, not objects, but stuff people who are not computer engineers can
work with.  Like markup, in its various forms, eh?

Regarding an error free internet, I believe the internet is engineered to tolerate errors.  Much
like the web.

And yes, I'll admit it, I'm an amateur.  But I believe there are in fact professionals who also like XML :-).

May have to start listening to jazz again though.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Len Bullard [mailto:Len.Bullard@ses-i.com] 
> Sent: July 12, 2012 13:07
> To: Rushforth, Peter; Costello, Roger L.; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] [OT] What are the key technical 
> problems of our era?
> http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/interview-with-
> alan-kay/2
> 40003442
> A chat with Alan Kay.
> "The Internet was done so well that most people think of it 
> as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than 
> something that was man-made. When was the last time a 
> technology with a scale like that was so error-free? The Web, 
> in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs."
> len 

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