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   Re: Babel (again) or standard taqs and aliases (UDEF, Bizcodes)

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  • From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: KenNorth@email.msn.com
  • Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 11:12:28 -0500

KenNorth wrote:
> > 
> Here's where you lost me. On the one hand, you mention the auto industry
> scenario where semantics are context-dependent or community-driven. On the
> other hand, you cite a paper ("Replicating Sonorities") that basically makes
> a case that music has low semantic content.

> 1. Patterns emerge, imitation follows.
> 2. XML, like music, conveys syntactical structure but not semantics.

Yes:  the effect of the feedback loop between
choice of pattern  and pattern transformation(imitation) 
on the environment hosting the transformer.  Behavior 
is shaped by the temporal relationship of stimulus/result 
(request/reply) and consequent. (see B.F. Skinner)

The cultural problem with the model is that it is 
considered mindShaping.  It is that in fact.
All of the GUIs we use are designed to shape 
behaviors.  They are the design heirs of systems 
designed to do precisely that, originally, programmed 
instruction.  While we can list other designs which 
influence GUIs, this shapes behavior... 
along with.. marketing that chooses style. :-)

o  A schema is as effective as its power to shape 
the behaviors of the organization that uses it. 
This is domain defined by the degrees of similarity/imitation 
in the exchanges. 

o  The affective shaping power is limited in one 
degree by the local consequents.  That is, each 
user has varying degrees of competence with the 
behaviors.  Behaviors may be classed, but the 
result varies by temporal relationship to 
the stimulus, so the consequent varies.  This 
is true at every organizational level of the 
domain: aka, the ecology.  Ecologies are classified 
by the SR/C relationships they share by aggregate 
interfaces.  These overlaps of message and wrapper 
are the interfaces that shape system behavior, 
user behavior, and the evolution of both. 

Competition demands differentiation.  Survival 
in the environment demands competence as a 
differentiator and that requires local control. 
This is the problem of the universal schema for 
any domain.  It is never complete because the 
behaviors are never equally competent across 
domains that share those behaviors.  For 
that reason, the competitive differentiator 
is the behavior for adjusting the environment 
to shape the right behaviors, thus, evolve 
competence.  Practice.  It is the emergence 
of behavioral competence that is the product 
of XML.  It is the reward for its use that 
determines its affective power.

Global registries don't work because all 
rewards/politics shape local consequents.


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