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Re: REST vs the rest and other angels on pinheads

From: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 15:50:57 -0400
To: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@sun.com>
Cc: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org, www-ws-arch-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF536E5732.D3171CAB-ON85256C3A.006C74BF-85256C3A.006CEE6C@rchland.ibm.com>
Interestingly, weeds are typically the dominant members of an ecosystem:)

Christopher Ferris
Architect, Emerging e-business Industry Architecture
email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
phone: +1 508 234 3624

www-ws-arch-request@w3.org wrote on 09/20/2002 03:29:43 PM:

> 
> +1
> 
> > 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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