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   RE: RE: [xml-dev] Generality of HTTP

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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.


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Bohlman [mailto:ebohlman@earthlink.net]

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.


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