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RE: Profundity du jour (was Re: What is XML For?)

  • To: "John Cowan" <jcowan@r...>,"Mike Champion" <mc@x...>
  • Subject: RE: Profundity du jour (was Re: What is XML For?)
  • From: "Mark Seaborne" <MSeaborne@o...>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 15:10:08 +0100
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  • Thread-topic: Profundity du jour (was Re: What is XML For?)

profundity
What about William Topaz McGonagall. He thought himself to be a poet of some genius, and I have to say that he was probably right, though not in the way he thought.

For anyone not familiar with his work I would recommend the selection at http://www.taynet.co.uk/users/mcgon/ 

"The Tay Bridge Disaster" is particularly moving

Mark Seaborne

-----Original Message-----
From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@r...]
Sent: 24 October 2002 13:56
To: Mike Champion
Cc: xml-dev@l...
Subject: Re:  Profundity du jour (was Re:  What is XML
For?)


Mike Champion scripsit:

> "[...] But they also laughed at > Bozo the Clown."

But not because he was a fool.  I didn't use this quote because I think
it's off the point: the trouble is that it is hard to think of someone
who 1) is uncontroversially a fool of the relevant kind and 2) is well-known.
The fate of fools is obscurity.

-- 
Some people open all the Windows;       John Cowan
wise wives welcome the spring           jcowan@r...
by moving the Unix.                     http://www.reutershealth.com
  --ad for Unix Book Units (U.K.)       http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
        (see http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/unix3image.gif)

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