ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Sat Jan 25 01:52:47 PST 2003
On 24 Jan 2003, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-01-23 at 06:08, Ken Moffat wrote:
> > Maybe DocBook is a technical-author's equivalent of the C programmer's
> > "let's write my own compiler" - either someone understands all the
> > minutiae and arcane language it involves, or they're one of the rest of
> > us begging for scraps.
> Actually, considering that it's following in the footsteps of TeX in
> this respect, I think there's some voodoo going on to the effect that no
> documentation system which is actually properly documented will ever be
> used, and no widely used documentation system can ever be properly
> documented without it falling into disfavor with the gods.
Out of the darkness a voice spake unto me, saying "smile, things could be
worse". So I smiled, and lo, things became worse.
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