Reinventing. Was: SummerTalk and Icalendar
gafisher at sprynet.com
Tue Jun 20 12:31:11 UTC 2006
I meant no disrespect, Philippe, and I apologize if that's how I sounded.
My comment derived more from the reference to Google than to yours but you
gave me something to hang it from. <s>
All the best,
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From: "Philippe Marschall" <philippe.marschall at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: Reinventing. Was: SummerTalk and Icalendar
I just asked what the goal is. If reinventing is the goal, I have no
problem with that.
2006/6/20, Gary Fisher <gafisher at sprynet.com>:
> >> Yann: "I was thinking of a nice webinterface, but google beat me on
> >> Philippe: "So what would be the goal of this project? . . . reinvent
> It might be useful to note that the wheel has been reinvented many, many
> times, in forms as varied as clock gears, grain mills and jet engine
> turbines. While each varies in its expression and implementation of the
> concept of "wheelness," none could be called the perfected form of wheel
> which obviates all others -- to the contrary, each has in turn led to
> innumerable reinventions of itself, most of which did not eliminate but
> rather added to what had gone before.
> Google has done many things well, and some very well, but nothing Google
> accomplished can be said to have perfected the art to such an extent no
> improvements or adaptations are possible. The trick is to look past
> to pursue a vision not of what Google or any other innovator DID but of
> they might -- or ought to -- or could -- have ASPIRED to.
> We don't need stronger oxcart wheels, we need pneumatic tires. Or perhaps
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