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Re: DAMl "Thing" should be Top, Universal class - including concrete types

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 19:25:06 -0600
Message-ID: <3A7CAF72.D7F1DB8C@w3.org>
To: Deborah Mcguinness <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
CC: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, RDF Logic list <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>, Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>
It occured to me the other day that the choice
of "concrete" for integers, strings, and the
like vs. "abstract" for stuff you might want
to model like people, places, and things
is sort of ironic: what's concrete
about an integer? What's abstract about a shoe?

It's kinda like the X windows system wherein,
counterintuitively, the wimpy little box you
sit at is the server and the million dollar
supercomputer over there is the client.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Saturday, 3 February 2001 20:25:16 UTC

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