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Only to the human.  To the machine, they are identical 
to 'dog' or 'cat' as long as one isn't required to 
say xsi:type.  That one wants to preserve or lose 
type information in the instance is a local politic.

What is ground is depends on where the conversation 
takes place, not on who is speaking.  My question is 
why does he want type information?  How does that 
inform the process at hand?

IMHO, he might want to use type information in 
a larger locale with more members.  I am still 
having a wonderful time watching an organization 
attempt loose-coupling without schemas.  The
amount of coordination required and energy lost 
as a result perfectly mimics the Fisher/Shannon 
inverted curves.  Heat in the ecotones doesn't 
infer productive work.


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

Bullard, Claude L (Len) scripsit:

> Why do I need to know that both dogs and cats are mammals? 
> Must I state that every time I feed the dog or the cat?

Note that the names "simple-time" and "complex-time" are themselves
complex in structure, unlike "dog" and "cat".  "Dog" and "cat" are
both ground-level notions with simple, native words.  "Mammal" is above
ground level.  But "time of day" is a ground-level notion, and "human
time convention" vs. "structural time convention" is below ground level.


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