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November 25, 2010
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    <p>It's "Yay", because for important use cases JSON is dramatically better than XML. &nbsp;In particular, JSON shines as a programming language-independent representation of typical programming language data structures. &nbsp;This is an incredibly important use case and it would be hard to overstate how appallingly bad XML is for this. The fundamental problem is the mismatch between programming language data structures and the XML element/attribute data model of elements. This leaves the developer with three choices, all unappetising:</p><ul><li>live with an inconvenient element/attribute representation of the data;</li><li>descend into XML Schema hell in the company of your favourite data binding tool;</li><li>write reams of code to convert the XML into a convenient data structure.</li></ul><p>By contrast with JSON, especially with a dynamic programming language, you can get a reasonable in-memory representation just by calling a library function.</p>
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November 11, 2010
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    Two-Lane Blacktop is a 1971 road movie directed by Monte Hellman, starring singer-songwriter James Taylor, Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates, and Laurie Bird. Esquire magazine declared the film its movie of the year for 1971, and even published the entire screenplay in its April, 1971 issue, but the film was not a commercial success. The film has since become a cult classic. […]
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    Two-Lane Blacktop is notable as a time capsule film of U.S. Route 66 during the pre-Interstate Highway era, and for its stark footage and minimal dialogue. As such it has become popular with fans of Route 66. Two-Lane Blacktop has been compared to similar road movies with an existentialist message from the era, such as Vanishing Point, Easy Rider, and Electra Glide in Blue.
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