> Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 17:48:30 -0500
> From: "Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress" <[log in to unmask]>
> > Yes. And somehow that makes me ... uncomfortable. I've been
> > cheerfully talking about "the fifteen DC elements" for a long time
> > now, and that fact that suddenly I can't do that any more is
> > disquieting. I hope the DC people aren't making a horrible
> > mistake here, but I fear they are. I've always felt that the
> > great strength of DC has been that you can just say "Here are the
> > fifteen elements, look, just write them down, off you go." If
> > they've broken that, then they might lose a lof of their
> > attractively consistent simplicitly.
> Well just between us, I see potential for DC to be dramatically more
> useful with this breakthrough.
On a purely technical level, of course I agree. But DC's success has
always been as much down to psychological factors as technical, and I
fear that the DCMI people may be compromising their strongest hand by
taking away that nice property that you only have to read one
five-page document to understand what it's all about.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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