----- Original Message -----
From: "Lyle Johnson" <lyle / users.sourceforge.net>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2003 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: XML is a disease?


> why the lucky stiff wrote:
>
> > I'm told that XML actually originated in space (despite what you may say
about
> > it's SGML origins.)  Yeah, it was an alien disease that came down in the
> > jacket of a cosmonaut.  It started as a swarm of hovering ping pong
balls and
> > later formed the noxious mist that we all breathe nowadays.
>
> If it is true that XML is a kind of disease, would you go so far as to
> say that it is "viral"? If so, isn't it like the GPL?

Oh, you are a wicked man. :)

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Hal Fulton
hal9000 / hypermetrics.com