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Re: Aphorisms of First Principle [was Proposed Design Principles]

From: David Dailey <david.dailey@sru.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 13:50:48 -0400
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To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Thanks for your very patient and thoughtful response Maciej,

At 06:57 PM 4/15/2007, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>On Apr 12, 2007, at 9:41 PM, Dailey, David P. wrote:
>>6.      SolveRealProblems <http://esw.w3.org/topic/SolveRealProblems> :
>>I surmise that what this means is "back up what you propose with a
>>needs analysis"? If that's what we mean then, let's say that. But
>>that already seems to be a general dictum of the culture of the
>>W3C, so I'm not sure we need an aphorism that sends some of our
>>brains into funny directions to help us remember it.
>I think the funny directions side effect may be specific to a small
>subset of brains.

It appears you are exactly correct on this point. :)

I have a few quibbles remaining and some suggestions that I'll hope 
to put forward in due course. My case of persistent skepticism about 
what you call "self-imposed amendments to the charter" may be 
incurable, but I'm pleased to report that the side effects are less 
aggravating today.

David Dailey
Received on Monday, 16 April 2007 17:50:41 UTC

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