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- From: Uche Ogbuji <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "W. E. Perry" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 09:05:56 -0700 (MST)
> So yes, Uche, I unquestionably prefer choice one over choice two. Choice
> to each new problem (indeed, where necessary each new instance of each
> with the advantages of adaptation at the level of each node as well as
at the level
> of the overall order of process, which defines the system as a whole.
> relies on the authoritative fiat of a canonical solution. Whence derives
> authority? I dunno. In the case of choice one, the authority is qui
> from the adaptable node within the adaptable system responding
successfully to the
> new and unexpected problem as it is encountered.
Ah then, nil disputandem. I thought if I placed in in such stark terms
that you might prefer the Way of less Reinvention, but since you clearly
don't, it comes down to a philophical, particularly epistemological
difference that needn't be hashed out in the current discussion.
I'll just note that I'd prefer the outcome in Europe if CEN/ISSS succeeds.
However, as I mentioned to Simon, I think ontologies can be used to
support your viewpoint as well as mine.
Uche Ogbuji Principal Consultant
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