RE: My action item on Moby Dec, issue 14, etc

Only to the hypertext dispenser (the provider) 
and the dispenser user (the consumer).  Otherwise, 
it's just colored paper.

The dollar changes value, in theory, every time 
you spend one, so in effect, you never know its 
exact value (bound at time of transaction) and 
you only need to know when you spend it.

I think Tim's point is the same so many people 
have tried to make:  nothing worthwhile is 
architected by pursuing this.  It is Schrodinger's 
Cat:  if you can't ask the cat, you ask the box 
the cat is in.  If the state is truly indeterminate 
between two queries, you ask every time or trust 
that what you get back is what you asked for.  If 
you don't, you validate (Is the cat dead?).  

Identity is an emergent property; not a native property.  
That isn't a limit of existence but of reference.

"I am that I am"... until you ask me to prove it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Connolly []

On Thu, 2002-09-19 at 11:52, David Orchard wrote:
> I find this argument amazingly compelling.

I'm on the other end of the spectrum. I disagree so strongly
I can't find time to write it down...

<snip />

Quick analogy: you can never know exactly what a dollar
is worth, but boy does it matter!

Received on Thursday, 19 September 2002 13:51:41 UTC