Off track

Gregg Reynolds greyno at
Thu Apr 30 14:26:24 BST 1998

Paul Prescod wrote:
> Marcus Carr wrote:
> >
> > 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...
> Well, now we're getting really off track, but I think that XML does more
> than any comparable Web specification to allow linguistic minorities to
> maintain their language in the face of the other, inevitable changes like
> mobility and cheap communication. XML is not the frontrunner of cultural
> colonialism -- it is a moderating factor (albeit a small one).

Indeed, and since I'm the one who got this started let me plead with
everyone to please not get us started on the theory and practice of
colonialism, fascinating as that may be.  I was just wisecracking a
little bit.  Maybe I should end my emoticon boycott.  Naaah.


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