From: Dave Winer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 09:25:15 PDT
> I think the slippery slope happens when we ask people who Loved the web to
> try mental excercise.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Bitter irony perhaps?
"Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society. At night a candle's brighter
than the sun."
----- Original Message -----
From: "S. Mike Dierken" <mike@KnowNow.com>
To: "Dave Winer" <email@example.com>; "Dan Brickley"
Cc: "FoRK" <FoRK@XeNT.CoM>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 9:24 AM
Subject: RE: Uncle Dave ponders the meaning of namespaces
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dave Winer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 7:37 AM
> > To: Dan Brickley
> > Cc: FoRK
> > Subject: Re: Uncle Dave ponders the meaning of namespaces
> > Dan thanks for the thoughtful response, but this is a slippery slope.
> > I fear it's hopeless. XML, as promoted by the W3C, is not for people who
> > love the Web. We continue to have this argument. It's a total
> > waste of time.
> > Try a mental exercise. RDFize RSS. Add namespaces. Let the schema people
> > have their way. What once was something that any HTML coder and Perl
> > scripter could understand becomes a bookshelf of arcane specs and
> > minutiae.
> > I thought FoRK was a good place to discuss this, Adam put me in the mood
> > last night, blame him not me ;->. Frustrated that we can't have one
> > part of the Web that doesn't get The Treatment.
> > Dave
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