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Re: [xml-dev] Memorable quotes from Balisage 2013

On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM, John Cowan <johnwcowan@gmail.com> wrote:

On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Uche Ogbuji <uche@ogbuji.net> wrote:
I do understand that XML had ambitions of ruling the Web, and of course it did not succeed in that.  Again so what? The Iberian explorers didn't discover an eastward passage to India, so they had to make do with a whole new world to plunder.

I daresay the "Indians" wished they had discovered it; if the Spanish impoverished their posterity for five centuries, the locals paid a far higher price at the time, and after.

Of course, but then again it's impossible to make any analogy without writing a library's worth of footnotes, or just giving up on the idea of having any fun in a discussion.

 We're all descended from imperialists, alas.

Oh you may be very directly descended from imperialists, but I can hide behind the curtain of doubt. I do suppose the Igbos' ancestors displaced some of the peoples they met on their theorized journey from the Upper Nile to the Lower Niger, and who knows what former denizens of that latter place might have succumbed to genocide on our part, but nyah! nyah! there's no trail of evidence to match the cataclysmic wake of Los Conquistadores.

Uche Ogbuji                       http://uche.ogbuji.net
Founding Partner, Zepheira        http://zepheira.com

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