Re: Fun with proof by analogy, was Re: Mojibake on my Web pages

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Sep 26 2003 - 19:43:51 EDT

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    Michael Everson scripsit:
    > At 08:33 -0400 2003-09-26, John Cowan wrote:
    > >Alas, we are in a cleft stick: almost all users are now using a
    > >browser that is not going to be upgraded, short of replacing their
    > >operating system.
    > Which they all surely will, at some stage. I mean, who's really still
    > running a Mac Plus with Mac OS 3.1 on it?

    Granted. But it's a long, long time to Longhorn (the next release of
    Windows, which will presumably have IE 7.0 in it).

    John Cowan <>
    Micropayment advocates mistakenly believe that efficient allocation of
    resources is the purpose of markets.  Efficiency is a byproduct of market
    systems, not their goal.  The reasons markets work are not because users
    have embraced efficiency but because markets are the best place to allow
    users to maximize their preferences, and very often their preferences are
    not for conservation of cheap resources.  --Clay Shirkey

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