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How To Win Friends and Influence People

Christopher Locke: Those aren’t Chinese subs, you fools! [via David Weinberger]

Update: Only minutes after I posted this, I read this.

Im told that the audio for my presentation will be available.  I sincerely hope so, as it will capture what I actually said.

While I did say that mature SOAP toolkits take care of a number of these details for you and specifically called out Java and C# for their Unicode support I immediately followed this up by pointing out that when these toolkits inevitably fail to handle some of the types of problems that I pointed out in my presentation, that you are generally worse off.

As Doc would say, What Tale Are We Spinning here?  Conflict, protagonist, and ... watch this space for the spellbinding conclusion.