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Re: if SGML is so great...
- To: LDP <>
- Subject: Re: if SGML is so great...
- From: Gary Lawrence Murphy <>
- Date: 03 May 2000 00:07:46 -0400
- Organization: TCI: Business Innovation through Open Source Computing
- Reply-To: Gary Lawrence Murphy <>
- Resent-Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 00:08:52 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <Qh0O1.A.CQ.GZ6D5@murphy>
I just love mailing lists. Who cares what the topic is. You can get
the same vitality of discourse for a fraction the beer cost of going
to a local pub. I just love it.
I also love this 'grook', a short poem by the mathematician Piet Hein
"When designing by committee
Here's a useful rule of thumb:
Talents make a difference
And follies make a sum."
We know we can _only_ make _maximum_ use if a doc is in DocBook.
We therefore pledge to support docbook-novices to learn it.
We will publically say "Submit your DocBook sources to ..."
If anyone responds with "I have SGML-dyslexia and cannot DocBook" we
will say, quietly (privately) "ok, for you, we make an exception" we
thank them, accept their paper and we toss their handiwork into the
old-system heap of papers to be managed by the old-method as time and
I will bet a pint of Guiness if we state a requirement for
SGML/DocBook, less than 5% of new contributors will complain over the
first year, and in two years, no one will think twice about it.
Gary Lawrence Murphy <email@example.com>: office voice/fax: 01 519 4222723
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