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RE: Principle of Least Power, "Motherhood and Apple Pie"

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 12:44:31 -0500
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE072071A5@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: 'Dan Connolly' <connolly@w3.org>, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, www-tag@w3.org

Yep, and as we ignorant users keep on using software to kill off 
cookies, find and destroy software that 'tracks our habits' for 
the benefits of firms who sell that information to people with 
whom we ourselves have no contracts and barely are aware exist 
or are deliberately hidden from our view, these simple designs 
that enabled all of that and more to the point that some now 
wish desperately to disconnect, opt out, kill the smarmy beast, 
yes, we know it was all for the sake of simplicity so the codeheads 
whose brave, valiant fearless efforts to make the world safer for 
stealing (ooops... sharing) photos, songs, code, and cold pizza 
could maybe get just a little more egoboo.

I can stand the design lectures, but Dan, take the credit and 
accept the blame.  In a much shorter time than even I thought 
possible, they will be burning Tim in effigy now that governments 
have found it neccessary to create entire organizations dedicated 
to online warfare.  Unlimited feedback systems cause collapse.

It's not about how light the stick is; it is about how 
willing they are to hit each other with it when it is 
easier to lift.

len


From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
Dan Connolly

Regarding...

 ACTION: Roy and Norm to review
http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Principles.html#PLP

 -- Security item from June meeting in Cambridge
 http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2005/06/14-16-minutes.html#item025

I note this article seems to be getting some attention; it
endorses #PLP as written...

"These are the principles of design that have brought us where we are
today and you can observe them working as designed in protocols and
formats such as HTTP, URIs, MIME, HTML, and even XML (sometimes), and
architectures such as REST.

I will quote TBL in his entirety because he explains the principle so
well: ..."
 -- Motherhood and Apple Pie  
By Ryan Tomayko under Then they laugh at you... on 21. July 2005
http://lesscode.org/2005/07/21/motherhood-and-apple-pie/
Received on Wednesday, 27 July 2005 17:56:56 UTC

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