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Yes. We give it pheonomenon a name but it is just a moniker,
somewhat like referring to organized crime syndicates as "the Mob"
when in effect, all it refers to is a purported relationship. If
controls are emergent, it controls a point of view.
From: Eric Bohlman [mailto:email@example.com]
I think the point is that "The Web" is an emergent phenomenon of all those varyingly hooked-up
pieces, just as Len Bullard is an emergent phenomenon of a bunch of ever-changing cells, and that
treating it as if it were a physical object would be committing the fallacy of reification. A
person, a river, or a Web are in many ways best thought of as processes rather than things.