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i need to make some separate comments here.
1. the theories of larson were stated at about the time the first
practical demonstations of relativity were happening. until then (and
during the gestation period for his ideas) it was mostly speculation
(other ideas of einstein however were working our in practice). since
then relativity has become one of the cornerstones of physics and parts
of engineering and is probably the best confirmed scientific theory
ever. larsons ideas have languished largely because they have neither
added anything to the debate or provided demonstrable results ( debate
2. now to stick my neck out - the web is a large scale interacting
system and should be seen that way. there is an equivalent cosmological
3. newtonian physics requires motion be the result of interaction (force
being the agent of ineraction) but in a virtual world the laws of
physics may not apply. therefore the laws of the web may indeed
represent an alternative uinverse.
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>In the great REST vs Services debates, it would
>be interesting to see if there is a description
>of the web architecture that doesn't include implicit
>or explicit concepts of motion.
>Is it the case that URIs don't identify locations,
>or names, that identity is only a relationship
>and that we can't describe what we are doing
>with the web without using concepts of motion?
>Have fun at Extreme this year.
>See the Reciprocal Theories of Dewey Larson.
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