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Re: Vance

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 09:52:15 -0700
Message-ID: <007f01c0c43a$197c55e0$b17ba8c0@c1457248a.sttls1.wa.home.com>
To: "Danny Ayers" <danny@panlanka.net>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "Ken MacLeod" <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
Actually it comes from the English word "advance", meaning to go forward.
And I should revise my definiton just slightly.

Vance - means to change an attention object, which is pointing at an arrow,
to point to that to that to which the arrow points.

thanks for your support  :))
Seth

----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Ayers" <danny@panlanka.net>
To: "Seth Russell" <seth@robustai.net>; <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>; "Ken
MacLeod" <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 9:41 AM
Subject: RE: Vance


> Slipping in a word like this is very crafty, a way of affecting the
language
> in subliminal ways (see Hidden Persuaders [1]).
>
> Personally I like the term - dereference sounds clunky, there's a certain
> (appropriate) dynamism to 'vance'. If there isn't one already a little
page
> giving it a fairly rigid definition might be useful, to avoid future
> vance/prance controversy.
>
> [1] http://www.salon.com/media/media961217.html
>
> ---
> Danny Ayers
> http://www.isacat.net
>
> <- -----Original Message-----
> <- From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
> <- [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Seth Russell
> <- Sent: 13 April 2001 21:20
> <- To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org; Ken MacLeod
> <- Subject: Vance
> <-
> <-
> <- From: "Ken MacLeod" <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
> <-
> <- > "Lee Jonas" <ljonas@acm.org> writes:
> <- >
> <- > > You don't have to overload an identifier to vance a web page
> <- containing
> <- >
> <- > Where does the term "vance" come from?  I can't find a reference.  I
> <- > assume since the words "access" or "retrieve" are not being used,
that
> <- > "vance" has a slightly different meaning than those.
> <-
> <- I coined it:)   It means to move your attention from an arrow to it's
> <- object.
> <-
> <- before vance:
> <-
> <-           attention
> <-               |
> <-               |
> <- ------------------------> (object)
> <-
> <- after vance:
> <-
> <-                                          attention
> <-                                               |
> <-                                               |
> <- ------------------------> (object)
> <-
> <- It would be a method on the attention object.  Note the conceptual
> <- similarities to dereference.
> <-
> <- Seth
> <-
> <-
> <-
>
>
Received on Friday, 13 April 2001 12:55:41 GMT

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