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Re: RE Checkpoint 3.4 again

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 20:12:51 -0700
Message-Id: <a05100311b78d23fc06b4@[]>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>, Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>, "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 12:52 PM -0400 2001/7/31, Anne Pemberton wrote:
>Kynn and Gregory,
>         Take a step back from the mathematical concept of "equal", 
>and take a gander at the social science concept of "equal" .... More 
>Equal and Less Equal have no mathematical meaning, but they have 
>precise meanings in social science ... history, philosophy, 
>politics, etc. Unlike the meaning of "equal" in math, which is 
>either a right or wrong answer (unless we're playing games in other 
>bases), in the social sciences "equal" is a very subjective term 
>which can and is hotly debated in interesting times and places. 
>"Equal" is a perception, as well as an absolute truth.

More web developers understand mathematical equality than social science
equality.  That is why I feel that speaking of "parallels" instead of
"equivalents" will be easier to understand, as well as easier for you
personally to make your points, Anne. ;)


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
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Received on Tuesday, 31 July 2001 23:23:13 UTC

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