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Re: erratum Re: resources and URIs

From: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 10:51:16 -0500
Message-Id: <p06001219bb3b24417c36@[10.0.100.23]>
To: "Jonathan Borden" <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>

>Let me correct this slightly: "Chandra" is of course an x-ray observatory. I
>am suggesting that "Chandra" is a type of router that accepts photon (x-ray)
>signals from sources such as "ncg 1086" and transforms them into electrons,
>hence even objects many light years away might be considered to be "on the
>web"

Well, OK yes you *could* say that. But it doesn't deal with the basic 
point, and it stretches the notion of 'information network' to what 
seems to me to be an absurd degree, so that almost all the 
architectural claims no longer hold.  For example, putting a URI up 
on a website does not "create a link to" a galaxy 100 million 
light-years away.

Pat

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