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That's why I refer to it as a multiplier of choices. 
Children are also wealth, good health is wealth, 
those things which one chooses that multiply choices 
are wealth.  Power is wealth.  To have power over karma, 
dharma is chosen to limit choices to right choices. 
This is the understanding of interdependent effect.

Consider that in a survey taken, 63% of American 
women fantasize about George Bush, Jr.  Power is a 
multiplier of choice.  It says nothing about good 
taste.  The principle of rationality is weak precisely 
because people will often choose what pleases them 
over what is otherwise, the greatest good.  Remember 
Lawrence's comment to the Arabian tribal leader about 
why that leader would join the British cause.  Pleasure 
is the wildcard of human choice.

What does this have to do with SOAP and the Web? 
It means that the horse chooses.  A horse may not 
be aware of the need for the water.  The rider 
therefore, must be aware and multiply the opportunities 
to choose rightly.  Providing SOAP as a specification 
multiplies the choices the service providers may 
offer, but requires the customer to choose wisely. 

REST warranties that these choices will be in accordance 
with known and predictable behaviors.  SOAP providers 
have to do that independently, not interdependently. 
The customer (the rider) must choose wisely and 
that means with full and perfect information to 
avoid a possible third degree path dependent failure. 
The service provider must provide that information 
or be the one who pays the liquidated damages.

Horses loathe to drink downstream from bears.


From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com]

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" scripsit:

> The future of civilization depends on a right understanding 
> of the interdependent relationships of duty, wealth, and pleasure. 

I think artha = worldly power, not just wealth; of course wealth often
brings power too.


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