[XML-SIG] Expat 1.95.6 and PyXML 0.8.2

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com
Wed, 29 Jan 2003 07:16:37 -0700

> Uche Ogbuji writes:
>  > Announced.  xmlhack is really, as its name implies, a group of XML
>  > developers who post news as time and interest dictates.  I know
>  > that several of the editors, myself included, avoid Java like the
>  > plague, so that would be an odd bias for the site.  I must say that
>  > Java folks seem to be better at announcing stuff in forums that I,
>  > for one, read.
> I'm afraid I don't know much about most of the names on the published
> list of editors on the site, so it's hard to tell what the "natural"
> bias might be.  The originator of the comment about a possible Java
> bias is definately a regular reader of xmlhack, so I expect it's based
> on casually observing the flow of articles.
> Regarding Java and announcements... I suspect that high levels of
> exposure to marketing hype tend to produce high levels of marketing
> hype.  A dreadful and potentially deadly cycle.
>  > Since becoming an editor, I've tried to make sure Python is
>  > well-represented in xmlhack news.
> I've certainly noticed when Python-related items pop up.  Please don't
> misunderstand my comments; I like xmlhack and really appreciate
> volunteer efforts like this!

Oh.  I certainly took no offense.  I just wanted to be clear that xmlhack is 
much more of a hobby site than an industry rag, so unevenness is pretty much 
inevitable.  I was also a bit surprised, given my familiarity with other 
editors, that the site could have managed to give the impression of a bias 
towards Java.  Often when the xmlhack editors are discussing Java, it is as 
one of the plagues with which Adonai afflicted Egypt ;-)

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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