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Re: Why Don't 'We' Talk about XML ???

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Why Don't 'We' Talk about XML ???
Date: 18 May 2004 14:42:36 +0200
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Viking Bastards <deathtoValhalla@daeth.crem> writes:

> Michael Vondung wrote:
> > Seeking Twine wrote:
> > 
> >> XML is so much the man !
> > 
> > You are a few years late. The XML hype took place already some time ago.
> > :)
> > 
> > M.
> of course by that measure, all talk about linux is twice as /late/

Linux is a mostly uncertified UNIX implementation, so it actually is
totally retrocool again.  I have some (c) 1982 book here that is
totally suitable for Linux, give or take a few quaint file system
peculiarities like the boot procedire.  That is described as "Getting
UNIX started on a dead processor is sometimes riminiscent of black
magic rites: various secret incantations to be muttered; shaking a bag
of bones over the power supplies; appeasement of the gods and
sacrifice of a virgin -- you know the sort of thing."  It is obvious
that the book is concerned more with the procedures in UNIX Version 7:
old Linux users will probably rather remember the black cat and the
incense that are more typical with BSD-like variants.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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