Re: How to avoid that collections "break" relationships

It's too bad Niklas' opinions are in the minority...he could have his OWN with thoughts like that. :)

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Gannon Dick <> wrote:

> My 2 cents:
> When 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 <>
>  wrote:
> <snip/>
>  > 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
> <snip />

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