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Precisely. In some cases, information goes from
opaque to visible by some process timed for the impact of that information on a
Consider a pricing process for a response to a request for
proposal. It is extremely sensitive information possibly even more
than the actual technical details given commoditized offerings.
Eventually, that may become public knowledge (say a bid for your local utility
company), but the release is quite controlled.
So contexts for transparency have rules that control
emergence. This is critical thinking in a directed evolution for a given
The web is not simply linking or if it is, then the web is
a subsystem to a set of controls over it that are local by design yet control
the reach of any information resource.
In a landscape model, visibility is not assumed to be true
for all objects to all observers. Proximity, either physical or
topical, and intervening objects (walls, houses, etc.) and conditions (say fog)
determine what is visible to any observer. Thinking of 'the web' in
universal terms for any situation is a bit like assumig one is in the only car
on the freeway.
There's still something missing: objectives. It assumes you
know what I am trying to achieve.
In that light #14 is nonsense. A web service that provides
information about new car models to motor dealers before the information becomes
available to the public might be very useful and beneficial; or at any rate, it
might be what I want to create.