[off-topic] Re: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps h
I think once you become a colonial country (Phillipines, Hawaii, Alaska, etc) outside people will stop thinking of you as post-colonial, though you might still think of yourself as post-colonial (with the peculiar victorious-victim-menality it brings.) Mind you, some people think of "colonial" as a mind-set rather than a particular political/economic arrangement. (Australia administered Papua New Guinea for a few decades until independence, so some might consider us colonial too, however we didn't buy or fight the natives for it. We also have a chunk of Antarctica, but the penguins are poorly armed. Some people regard our sugar company as having been colonial on some Pacific islands.) Cheers Rick Jelliffe  http://www.boondocksnet.com/ai/twain/mtws_stupendous_joke.html  http://www.freehawaii.org/cleveland.html  http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/BARTLETT/colonial.html  http://www.cnmi-guide.com/info/essays/affiliation/5.html  http://www.townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/jg20011012.shtml ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Cowan" <cowan@m...> To: "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@a...> Cc: <xml-dev@l...> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 3:04 PM Subject: Re: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd b e better off as a crossing guard > Rick Jelliffe scripsit: > > > Though perhaps that 1 cent topic is a symptom of a person from one > > post-colonial country weary of the inescapable influence of another > > country. A hundred billion dollar topic! > > Hmm. Is the U.S. a post-colonial country too? AFAICT, the English > have never thrown off the Norman yoke, either, even if their monarchs > are a bunch of Germans. > > -- > John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan@c... > To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There > are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language > that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. > --_The Hobbit_ >
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