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Re: actuable

From: Joshua Lieberman <jlieberman@tumblingwalls.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:47:51 -0500
Cc: public-sdw-wg@w3.org
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To: Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>
Actuatable is used in documents but not in Merriam-Webster.

Thermostat is a good case in point. My room thermostat has two properties. One is the room temperature which is an “ObservableProperty” of the room. The other is thermostat setting, an “ActuatableProperty” of the device. It may be a common pattern that a phenomenon may be observable in one feature but actuatable in another. 

—Josh

> On Feb 13, 2017, at 11:35 AM, Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es> wrote:
> 
> Hi Kerry,
> 
> "actuable" is not a word in Spanish.
> 
> For "actuator" we have "actuador", but for ""actuable"" I think that it should be said "accionable" in Spanish, from the "accionar" verb ("operate" in English).
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> El 13/2/17 a las 17:02, Kerry Taylor escribió:
>> SSNers,
>> 
>> Given that “actuable” is not a word in English (although it does seem to
>> be a word in Spanish, so maybe @Raul can help here?)  could someone
>> please give me some example of some Property that is “actuable” but not
>> “observable”?
>> 
>> I am thinking temperature (heat  it), gate openness (close it), light
>> onness (turn it off), dryness (wet it) etc.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Is there really any intrinsic distinction, or does the intuition only
>> differ by whether or not you have to hand a “command” or  an “Actuator”
>> to do something to it?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> In which case, say we are talking about the “temperature” (observable
>> property)  of a “room “(feature of interest).  Say you have an
>> “actuator” (= room switch) to raise the temperature (actuableProperty)
>> of the room. Isn’t that second “actuable property “of the room exactly
>> the same ‘temperature” that is an “observable property “ of the room?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Are there any cases where they are intrinsically different?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -Kerry
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