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RE: OCLC turns evil (was ISO turns evil?)

  • To: "'Simon St.Laurent'" <simonstl@s...>, xml-dev@l...
  • Subject: RE: OCLC turns evil (was ISO turns evil?)
  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@i...>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 10:49:11 -0500

RE:  OCLC turns evil (was ISO turns evil?)
I recommend the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, personally.

Professionally?  The sudden and pervasive presence of global networked 
communications to the scale of the local desktop has created a percolation 
of intellectual property laws, practices and goals.   While this creates 
uncertainty, it creates opportunity and the opportunistic will pursue 
these.  So far, normal.   A little further on will be a reordering of 
the property laws to balance the system, but that doesn't happen while 
the pot is at full boil.  Neither ISO nor the OCLC are evil; just a 
bit misguided, so the problem is not defeating evil, but guidance.

Patience and focus.  Good things will come of this.  

len


From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@s...]

In today's New York Times:
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Where Did Dewey File Those Law Books?
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/23/nyregion/23DEWE.html

By MICHAEL LUO

Who knew that someone owned the Dewey Decimal System?

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