Re: YML - Why Markup Language...

Lloyd Wood (
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 23:36:13 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, David Long wrote:

> >Optimising for reading and delivery makes sense; IFF has that much
> >right.
> Yes, the haiku

Never mind that.

What is this American fascination with bludgeoning a formerly elegant
Japanese poetic form, suited primarily to the Japanese language, to
death? Is it some sort of perverse atonement for overdecisively ending
the second world war?

haiku is pointless cherry blossoms fall
culturally obnoxious cherry blossoms fall and fall
complete waste of time cherry blossoms fall [*]

[*] four obligatory seasonal references in that one.


is deeply suspicious of anything talking about 'chunks'. Thanks, Hofstadter.