I’m just watching the
Jays beat up on the Mariners
on the tube, catching up on email.
Raul Ibanez
of the Mariners hit a ball deep to right field, just off the line.
It bounced once, about 15 feet from the wall, then quietly deposited itself
in the front rows of the stands. The
announcer,
normally a knowledgeable guy, called this a “ground rule double”, as would,
I think, most announcers.

Now the thing is, any rule which is uniformly applied, is by
definition,
not a ground rule, since ground rules are, well, specific to a grounds.
So in fact, that wasn’t a ground rule double, it was simply a double, or an
“automatic double” if you prefer.

Apparently large scale distributed systems isn’t the only context in
which the extent of the applicability of
uniformity
isn’t fully appreciated. 8-)

Update; ah, yes, Rob Neyer, as usual,
nails it.

Sigh.
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If you’ve sent me email since Tuesday evening, please resend it, as
it appears as though it’s lost … either that, or its stuck in the same
queue that resulted in me receiving a message from May 3 today. Some
sort of odd interaction between acm.org and my ISP, I think.

“I love the sound of people jumping on a bandwagon in the morning.” 8-)
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My comment: “I think the real problem, Ted, is that folks presumed that the ‘Web’ didn’t already have a means of doing ‘services’. It did, and still does. “
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Boo-ya! Just as I was discussing with Tantek about how best to do exactly this, Dom and Dan spec it out.
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“In a nutshell, that’s what’s wrong with the IT sector as a whole.”. Amen. WS-* anybody?
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“In our post-game analysis, Tantek and I felt that the Developers Day track on microformats went incredibly well” +1 !
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Hey, not a bad stab at a description language by Marc. It seems to carry along some WSDL baggage though, in that it has both operations and methods(?!?!). Which defines the contract, I wonder?
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