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Re: REST vs the rest and other angels on pinheads

From: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 15:29:43 -0400
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <50AFFE0A-CCCF-11D6-A8D3-000393991304@sun.com>


> I realize that most of you are probably engineers, and this may sound
> horrible,
> but I think of what we're doing as horticulture rather than 
> engineering:  We
> have been asked to take on the job of restoring a tangled, overgrown,
> weed-infested garden to some reasonably neat and usable condition.  We 
> can
> identify the species of the various plants, trim the bushes, clean out 
> the
> fountains, lay down new pathways, apply weedkiller in some areas and
> fertilizer in others ... but we can't bulldoze the mess and start over 
> with
> a clean design.

And let's recognize that one person's "weed" may be another's
"established and valued part of the ecosystem".  ;-)
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