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Re: PROV-ISSUE-1 (define-resource): Definition for concept 'Resource' [Provenance Terminology]

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 13:24:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4DE78111.3000909@ninebynine.org>
To: James Cheney <jcheney@inf.ed.ac.uk>
CC: Paolo Missier <Paolo.Missier@ncl.ac.uk>, "public-prov-wg@w3.org" <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
James Cheney wrote:
> This reminds me of another good story:
> 
> /The ship wherein Theseus <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theseus> and the 
> youth of Athens <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens> returned [from 
> Crete <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crete>] had thirty oars, and was 
> preserved by the Athenians down even to the time of Demetrius Phalereus 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demetrius_Phalereus>, for they took away 
> the old planks as they decayed, putting in new and stronger timber in 
> their place, insomuch that this ship became a standing example among the 
> philosophers <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosopher>, for the logical 
> question of things that grow; one side holding that the ship remained 
> the same, and the other contending that it was not the same./
> —Plutarch, /Theseus [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus]/
> /
> /
> What is the provenance of the ship?  Was the ship really "preserved"?

Nice!  I'll only comment that whether or not the ship was "preserved", my 
intuition tells me it still has provenance, either way.

#g
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