From: Elliotte Harold (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 05 2005 - 07:02:18 CDT
Barring independent verification, I'm skeptical of the claim. Data
compression is a field second only to encryption in the amount of snake
oil that's come and gone over the last couple of decades. This is not
the first time I've heard spectacular claims made for new compression
systems only to never see them actually reach the market. At least with
compression it tends to be really obvious that a system doesn't work.
With data encryption sometimes the flaws aren't as readily apparent.
Perhaps this researcher really has found a technique everybody else
missed. But I'll believe it once I see a shipping product. Until then I
-- Elliotte Rusty Harold email@example.com XML in a Nutshell 3rd Edition Just Published! http://www.cafeconleche.org/books/xian3/ http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0596007647/cafeaulaitA/ref=nosim
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