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When I Googleed Cowan's reference to noematic I fell into
subject domains that are to me as sugar babies are to children.
I had to quickly close the window or disappear into reading
and following URLs while simultaneously synthesizing the
concepts into yet another dissertation as the day faded
into night and night into day. One must control the Jones.
It can be disconcerting to see the folks considered most
responsible for the definitions of the web unable to agree
on it's most basic concept while as Bray says, it goes
on as the most wildly successful system of all time.
I'm almost tempted to suggest that heroin is by that
measure, the most successful medicine of all time.
But we muddle on.
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
email@example.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>>Wow. I can't believe we got this far this quickly, with so little
I like that idea, but have to wonder a bit, as the last 24 hours on
www-tag have been very different. For example, someone with much more
practice brushed off Bill's post:
"an essential [axiom] was that the same URI represents the same thing
irrespective of context."
And then there's this case of two well-practiced people who seem to
disagree rather strongly:
"Some of your terms are vague, but here I think I can say they are just
I like this explanation, personally:
"I noticed that every veteran of 2396 I come across seemed to have
certain behaviors best explained as post-traumatic disorders....."
Too much discussion of URIs does seem to have a corrosive effect on my
personality, but it's also oddly addictive. I think I'd better contact
the DEA about this problem, as I don't appear to be the only person