[uf-discuss] Authority (was: Text::Microformat - a uf parser for Perl)

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar ernest.prabhakar at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 09:24:12 PDT 2007

Hi Andy,

On Apr 28, 2007, at 12:57 PM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> I can't  prevent people from calling cats "dogs" either, but I'm
>> certainly  going to say something when it happens.
> This isn't case of people calling cats "dogs"; it's closer to the
> dispute over whether a Jack Russell Terrier is a breed or a mongrel.

Trust  me -- you don't want to offend the Jack Russell lobby. :-)


In fact, the analogy is actually pretty apt.  A breed association is  
nothing more than an association of people who are passionate about  
something to they point where they have decided to pursue and defend  
a particular definition.  Sure, eventually they get registered by the  
AKC so we recognize them as a "official", but the passionate pursuit  
exists (and is considered legitimate) even before the formal  
recognition. In fact, it is the very purity of their definition which  
entitles them to formal recognition.

Something to think about...

-- Ernie P.


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