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assertions about private information

From: Ronald P. Reck <rreck@rrecktek.com>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 11:35:06 -0400
Message-ID: <4A1C0C2A.9010705@rrecktek.com>
To: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
It is only through questions we reveal how little we actually know about 
something but here goes:

If I am making an assertion about some attribute of myself, can I ever 
hope to stay in "control" of the information without an inherent "time 
to life" for the information assertion? I am wondering if "time to life" 
is a necessary primitive.

For example, my name and gender are unlikely to change (ever), my 
address might change on occasion, and my preferences can change with the 

Clearly, someone can change or alter that "time to life" but in effect 
they are telling lies about me. If information about me comes only from 
me, I can inherently be the source for information about me, AND I can 
make those assertions categorically (they are known absolutely) for the 
"time to life".

Comments please.

Ronald P. Reck
Direct Line 	(360) 488-1082
Received on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 15:37:45 UTC

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