[CrackMonkey] [email@example.com: Re: Smiley Markup Language - really is a valuable technology!!!]
nick at zork.net
Tue Feb 13 18:16:22 PST 2001
I'm in a big software design meeting, so all I'm doing is just
forwarding shit! Yaaay!
----- Forwarded message from "Mr. Bad" <mr.bad at pigdog.org> -----
>>>>> "RKT" == Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga <rtcomp at interposting.com> writes:
RKT> I thoroughly enjoyed your little blurb about our 'Smiley
RKT> Markup Language'. However, there really isn't any way to
RKT> convey emotion (or our thoughts and motivations) directly
RKT> through the Internet...it really is an important step to take
RKT> and promising standard!
Jeez, man. People have been using the written language for THOUSANDS
of YEARS without having to do emotional markup. It's called CONTEXT,
and it's quite sufficient to express thoughts, emotions, and
motivations. Jonathan Swift didn't put a ";-)" at the end of "A Modest
Proposal", and Hunter Thompson didn't need a "J/K" at the end of "The
Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved."
People who can't make this stuff clear with the 127 characters the
ASCII gods gave us should get the hell off the Internet -- or at least
keep their damn thoughts to a minimum.
RKT> You probably would want to remove it from your
RKT> 'laughable_technology' section, and herald it as the
RKT> <sic>panacea for world peace!</sic>
<fat>chance</fat>. I think that the application of XML to the realm of
emoticons is completely ridiculous, and the link's staying in the
Laughable Technology bin.
Good luck on getting better press in the future,
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