Next meeting topic

Douglas E. Miles doug.miles at
Thu Sep 23 12:00:38 CDT 1999

Phaedrus wrote:
> Speaking for Heather, who isn't on this list yet, a 101 theme for a
> meeting would be most welcome.

I'll speak for a couple of my colleagues here too.  That makes 3.

People understand instinctively that the best way for computer
programs to communicate with each other is for each of the them
to be strict in what they emit, and liberal in what they accept.
The odd thing is that people themselves are not willing to be
strict in how they speak, and liberal in how they listen.
--Larry Wall, 2nd State of the Onion Address, August 1998

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