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   Re: [xml-dev] <offtopic /> Is The Web a Reciprocal System

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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 
!= results).

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.
>Start here
>It's easier.
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