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Re: Preferable alternative to 'resource'

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 15:26:56 -0400
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Technical Architecture Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>, Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20070927192656.GA9855@mercury.ccil.org>

Tim Berners-Lee scripsit:

> So, Pat, what would be a better word which we should use instead?    
> The class of all  ____ s?  The class of which all classes are  
> subclasses is the class of ____ s?

Subjects, in accordance with the OED's definition 13a: "That which forms,
or is chosen as, the matter of thought, consideration, or inquiry; a
topic, theme."  Using "subject" rather than "object" or "thing" allows
us to talk about the imaginary as well as the real.

John Cowan    cowan@ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
        Sound change operates regularly to produce irregularities;
        analogy operates irregularly to produce regularities.
                --E.H. Sturtevant, ca. 1945, probably at Yale
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