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Asking the Stupid Questions Since 1971
 Monday, September 09, 2002

Cory Doctorow on An Auschwitz Alphabet:
To be at the mercy not of monsters, but of children of monstrous strength and disposition, that is the true horror.

10:46:36 AM #
categories: Sadness

Working Documents

Aaron Swartz has written a specification for RSS 3.0.

I like the way that Sam Ruby is approaching this. With each suggestion, another form of his feed appears. It is just data — malleable data, spewable in many a flavor, consumable in as many.

However, the air gap in this discussion is rather broad. Aside from political and personal difficulties among the participants, I think there's a misunderstanding of what a specification is, in relation to a standard. It might behoove the participants to adopt terminology from the IETF, and admit that specifications grow through stages: a working draft, a request for comments, a standard — each of which can be the basis for an implementation.

To me, it looks like Dave Winer is getting his thoughts in order before writing something.

9:36:35 AM # Google It!
categories: Writing Online

Awake, and Refreshed

Had some good sleep this weekend, even after going to the Yorktown Grange Fair with the wife+ (now off bedrest) and kid. Turns out my daughter is a dancing queen, getting down to Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues. One of her friends asked her to dance:
Him: Emmy, dance!
Her: No. There's no music.
Him: Emmy, dance!
Her: There's no music!

9:01:56 AM # Google It!
categories: Family