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Re: RE: I guess it's a stupid questions.

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 06:19:08 -0500
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cc: "'Ivan Herman'" <ivan@w3.org>, "'Petko Petkov'" <ppetkov@linuxmail.org>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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> Why has the triple come to have such importance?
> 
> What is magic about the number 3?

To get wildly philosophical about it, it's because two isn't powerful
enough.  Three is as simple as possible without being too simple.

What can you build out of toys which snap together only at 2 points on
each item?  You can build a line -- maybe a bent line.  What can you
build out of toys that snap together at three points?  The Eiffel tower,
etc.


:-)

       -- sandro
Received on Saturday, 13 November 2004 16:12:25 UTC

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