Any Damn Fool



Tim Bray is my hero of the day. So many other people would defend their brainchild, especially a world conquering one, in any situation but Tim clearly stands above such behavior.

Any Damn Fool: “… we designed XML as a document format. When the world gleefully seized upon it as a data-packaging/RPC tool, that was OK, but I doubt you could get any of XML’s original designers to disagree with the statement that JSON, for example, has all sorts of advantages for wrapping up short-lived strongly-typed data.”

(Via ongoing.)