Off track

Marcus Carr mrc at
Thu Apr 30 07:26:47 BST 1998

Gregg Reynolds wrote:

> Sorry, I can't resist this one:  I think you mean all Indians educated
> in English.  I would hesitate to say that a highly trained Ayurvedic
> physician without English, or an Indian Imam who has memorized the Quran
> but never learned English was somehow uneducated.

It would be perfectly accurate to say they were uneducated. Just as it would be
perfectly accurate for them to say the same about us.

> Which means, now that I think of it, that my ardor for extending
> computational rights is itself a rather colonialist attitude.

XML is a colonialist's manifesto. Although colonialism has never been ranked as
any sort of a sucess in hindsight, a colonialist might just be a frontrunner of
the inevitable tide. It might not be an ideal scenario, but it's not going away...


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