OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
Re: [xml-dev] What is Data?

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Peter Hunsberger <peter.hunsberger@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Simon St.Laurent<simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
> Peter Hunsberger wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 7:23 AM, Costello, Roger L.<costello@mitre.org>
>> wrote:
>>>       What is Data?
>> Data is information that lacks context.
> Or data is information fragmented to optimize logical processing, rather
> than assembled for human comprehension.

What do humans have to do with any of this?

I think you and Simon are really in violent agreement.  "Context" is ultimately a construction of humanity. I think, for  example, RDF folks were slow to understand this.

Uche Ogbuji                       http://uche.ogbuji.net
Founding Partner, Zepheira        http://zepheira.com
Linked-in profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ucheogbuji
Articles: http://uche.ogbuji.net/tech/publications/
Friendfeed: http://friendfeed.com/uche
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uogbuji
Join me at Balisage:
* http://www.balisage.net/

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]

News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1993-2007 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS