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Re: article on URIs, is this material that can be used by the

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:45:39 -0500
Message-Id: <p0623090ac29339365997@[10.100.0.28]>
To: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, www-tag@w3.org

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>Dan Brickley writes:
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>>  HST wrote:
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>>>  I did say 'to some extent'.  A photograph of a painting of George V
>>>  surely depicts George V, and an MP3 of a wax cylinder of a player
>>>  piano roll of Rubenstein playing the Hammerklavier is still a
>>>  rendering of the Hammerklavier.
>>
>>  Only if you assume total coverage of the content of the
>>  original. Eg. thumbnail images don't depict everything that the source
>>  image depicts (we went around that block in FOAF).
>
>Hmm?  What _does_ a thumbnail of an JPEG (of a) photograph of the
>Eiffel tower depict, if not the Eiffel tower?

It *depicts* the Eiffel tower. That does not make it a 
*representation* of the Eiffel tower, necessarily. It might be being 
used to represent almost anything.

Pat

PS. I removed the 'spunkymail' items from your CC line. I suspect 
they originated from a spambot. Have you cleaned out your system 
lately?


>  If you show it to 1000
>people, and as them what it is, I'll bet you all but the most
>obstreperous geeks (and Fair Witnesses :-) will say "(a picture of)
>the Eiffel Tower".  Are they all wrong?
>
>ht
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