# Re: How to avoid that collections "break" relationships

```My 2 cents:

When schema.org was new, I mentioned to Dan B. that conflicting viewpoints between the sponsors might be a problem.  He agreed that I confused him entirely (I get that a lot).  From a business perspective, a Library is a rooftop of a building which collects fines for over due books.  From a semantic perspective a Library is a storehouse of Knowledge (in book title Collections) some of which may never be used.

The difference is that a shopkeeping business must be able to make change when they open for business in the morning.  The contents of the cash drawer at noon are a computed zero.  With this in mind,
1) the absolute "Right" of an Advertiser to do business 24 x 7, Equals
2) the absolute "Right" of an eCommerce to do business 24 x 7, Equals
3) the absolute "Right" of a Merchant to keep change overnight, and compute the morning's (ante meridian) profits at noon if they wish to know the number.

Reporting bogus profit numbers in the Annual Report is absolutely not right in all three cases.

The speed of the advertising business is constant with respect to the frequency of reporting.
The speed of the eCommerce business is constant with respect to the frequency of reporting.
The speed of shopkeeping is constant with respect to the frequency of reporting.
The speed of light is constant, but Physicists don't talk about that as having been just discovered this morning when the shop doors opened.  Instead they note that a Nurse has an absolute "Right" to wake you up to take a pill but only while you are in Hospital. An Advertiser or an eCommerce Merchant has no right to play Nurse or play alarm clock.

An Ontology (and the Gold Standard for Linked Data) is a balanced (average) view of the profits reported in the Annual Report and numerically about 13% below the Advertiser or eCommerce Merchant perspective and 25% above the Shopkeeper perspective.  The numbers come from the the tangent half-angle substitution across the computed zero ((Time=Now)=petite cash).  When you query the Web you query 100% of an average of that which does not mean 50% of the products sold or 50% of the products advertised.

You just have to be careful about the logic labels:  Advertising is useful.  Data Products are useful. Spam is infinitely useless.  Your friends are useful therefore they are not Spam and not (only) Data Products.

--Gannon

3:24 AM, Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>
wrote:
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> Alternative suggestion from the spectator seat:

In real-world situations with organizations coming
from a different perspective, theory often clashes with
practicality. The "lesser of two evils" dictum
would be to first make sure that something gets published,
even if it is semantically fuzzy. But, that's a
perma-thread for a different day :)

Cheers,Niklas

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Received on Friday, 28 March 2014 20:17:49 UTC