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Re: (data) medium is the message

Re:  (data) medium is the message
At 09:51 AM 5/5/2003 +0000, Arjun Ray wrote:
>| 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.)

I'm not sure either extreme makes sense - working toward the middle seems 
far more sensible to me.  I find prior agreement brittle and complete 
anarchy largely unworkable, but some balance of flexibility and shared 
expectations seems plausible to me.


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