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RE: Picking the Tools -- Marrying processing models to data model s
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 14:20:38 -0500
Emergence only makes sense in the context of a relationship.
Communication and procreation aren't necessarily linked,
but serial monogamy is outrageously expensive and polygamy
is outlawed. Marry for wealth, duty and pleasure.
If I lunch alone every day, I don't need table manners.
If I don't have table manners, the prediction
that I will lunch alone is reliable and verifiable.
The sender adapts to needs of the recipient...
yes, the ancient philosophy of the beloved
and the well-paid.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:email@example.com]
Predictability and verifiability only make sense to me in the context of
a relationship, however. It's not something intrinsic to the
information itself, though it may well be an expectation we layer on top
of the information.
The recipient is always the one whose semantic interpretation matters -
unless, of course, they have a good reason ($$$, friendship,
convenience) to adopt the semantics of the sender as their own.