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RE: Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" mean?

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  • Subject: RE: Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" mean?
  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@i...>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 13:12:20 -0600

what does maim mean
Ummm... before this all becomes a slugfest, 
maybe we should continue to ask, "what does direct 
access mean".  I'm all for easier programming. 
If that is at the cost of losing the data portability, 
then we pay the cost of harder programming.  Bosworth 
knows what the tradeoffs are, so I suspect he is 
about to make some suggestions.  I am curious and 
the XQuery example has merit.

If we need a day of self-flagelation, the article 

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/articles/general_article-6430.html

is the one that makes me saddest mostly because 
we knew long before XML or the self-appointed DARPA 
committee where this was heading.  The last 15 years of our 
work made it possible, but XML is the nitro in the 
gasoline.  Now, RDF on top to make it all coherent, 
logical, just as wrong, and on schedule per prediction.

Dammed monkeys.

One can always say as Nobel did, that his invention 
did not maim; improper application did.  But shown 
the results by a grieving mother, he dedicated his 
life to stopping the causes.  Would that we spent 
less time on Homeland Security and more time on 
Human Security.  We'll need it.

len

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