Mark S. Miller
Sun, 14 May 2000 10:47:34 -0700
At 09:45 PM 5/13/00 , Tyler Close wrote:
>Why is it that the people without anything interesting to do have all
>the funding and employees?
Because, unfortunately, there's vastly more expected value (money * risk) to
be made in baby steps than in real progress. If it's interesting, it will
probably fail. Sigh.
>The new XML stuff looks good. Certainly a lot more compact that the
>SAX code that I had to write in order to be able to parse my Cistern
>init files. If most of the work gets done in Java (for speed), then I
>think this could be a real drawing card for E.
>To that end, you might
>want to revamp the tone of your essay before looking for new recruits.
>XML buffs like to think they've got something simple and elegant.
>Telling them it's barely useable is not a good intro. (However true
>that may be.)
But I did concede that XML isn't fatally brain damaged. ;)
Seriously, how would you suggest I rephrase while remaining truthful?