Ah, Rumman's hit on the main tenet of FoRK: trust no one.
Sure, we may bash Microsoft from time to time, but we also bash
Netscape, Intel, Sun, SGI, the Timex Sinclair, and just about every
other frigging company who has some control of our collective future.
Think about how the personal computer has taken us back to a very
sophisticated form of feudalism. The Microsofts and Intels are our
overlords; as developers well-versed (read: clueful) in computers, we
(FoRKmembers and others of our ilk) are the masters of our respective
domains -- we pay to our overlords, but we collect bigtime from everyone
else (those would be the computer serfs).
Aw, this analogy is going nowhere.
Friday the 13th.
Graduation day at Caltech.
I have literally been in this lab 100 hours so far this week.
And week ain't over yet.
Paper status - iScope paper done, JEDI paper done, Dr. Dobbs paper
almost done, Performance paper with Berna almost done, XML paper put on
the stack, Web of Trust paper getting close...
Rohit, I'm glad you convinced me to work on the Web of Trust - I really
have learned a whole lot since we started on it...
Hey, is anyone interested in going to Mardi Gras in 1998? I'm thinking
about getting a B&B room or two. Write me if interested.
When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you
find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is
quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people
looking at it.
-- A.A. Milne