[LINK] XML isn't evil, just misunderstood

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch dassa at dhs.org
Sun Nov 9 00:05:25 AEDT 2008

link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au wrote:
|| On 08/11/2008, at 5:43 PM, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
||| [snip] If, OTOH, I wanted to try and approach deconstructing the XML
||| in (say) Openstreetmap (or for that matter in the XML used in
||| various other geo-based services), then I have another layer of
||| knowledge required to approach the data.
|| Yeah, that's the problem with "continuous improvement" and
|| "progress". You have to learn new stuff. All the time.
|| Of course you're more than welcome to stop and, like, not advance.
|| How are things in the past, btw? That's a nice quill pen and
|| ox cart you've got there, Sir! ;)

I believe there comes a time when the advancement outstips the advantages
gained.  I'm fast approaching the point where I don't feel any need to keep
on top of the current trends.  I am getting to the point where the benefits
of maintining current knowledge is not worth the effort and we are quickly
reaching a crux point where the advances in technology are the reason there
are so many downgrades  in other areas of our  society.

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch 

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