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Re: (data) medium is the message

Re:  (data) medium is the message
"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@s...> wrote:

| The vast majority of people are going down the "we need prior agreement 
| on all semantics" path. 

I assume there is an emphasis on the word "all", else I can't imagine a
practicable system for any kind of information exchange among independent

| I translate that as "we need information totalitarianism", but it's 
| painfully common.

"Information anarchism" isn't likely to produce useful results either.  So
much for inventing tags as you go or as the spirit moves you.  (Which, I
might add, seems to be an at least implicit agenda in major parts of the
XML world.)


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