There Is No Cat

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Whoosh!

Sorry to post more RSS crap here, but I find Mark Pilgrim's post today about leaving RSS alone absolutely hilarious. Mark rejiggered his RSS 2.0 feed to follow the spec exactly as its author has defined and clarified it, and in the process, broke a hefty percentage of the programs out there that read RSS. The best part, though, is the comments, where an amazing parade utterly and completely fails to get the point (not least the author of RSS 2.0 himself....)

Nice going, Mark. Very subtle.

Posted at 9:18 PM

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Note: I’m tired of clearing the spam from my comments, so comments are no longer accepted.

There must be a German word for that feeling where you have to laugh, because they haven't developed an operation to change you to a different species, and that's the only other tolerable option.

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at 10:54 PM, July 1, 2003 [Link]

thanks for making me laugh, Phil - that's possibly the best comment I've read all freaking week. (possibly the best thing I've read all week just in general, but that's more a sign of my week than anything else.)

Posted by Elaine Nelson at 12:47 PM, July 3, 2003 [Link]

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


There used to be a cat

[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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