In other words the failure of a university education.
At 8:46 -0800 2008/12/05, Dave CROCKER wrote:
John Day wrote:
Speak for yourself David. These problems have been well understood
and discussed since 1972. But you are correct, that there were
still a large unwashed that didn't and I am still not sure why that
was. This seems to be elementary system architecture.
After your or I or whoever indulges in our flash of brilliant
insight, it is the unwashed who do all the work.
So I was careful to refer to "the community" rather than claim that
no one at all understand the issue.
I measure the community in terms of that pesky "rough consensus"
construct and particularly in terms of running code. Even in terms
of the much more relaxed measure, namely mindshare, the community
reflects no clear consensus on the matter of name-vs-address split,
beyond now believing that we should do more of it.
We are only beginning to see broader use of the distinction between
transient, within-session naming, for merging data coming in from
alternate paths, versus global, persistent naming, for initial
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