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Re: Preferable alternative to 'resource'

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 09:44:01 -0400
Message-Id: <C3AF0ECF-7B65-4E60-B5E4-8ED3DC2756FB@w3.org>
Cc: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, Technical Architecture Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>, Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>


On 2007-09 -27, at 16:54, Pat Hayes wrote:
> . Its hard to beat "thing" if we also say that we allow imaginary  
> and non-existent things.

Yes.

> And its harder still to beat "anything".
>

But then 'anything' isn't the same part of speech.  'thing' is a  
noun, but 'anything' is an implicitly universally quantified  
variable. (The Concise Oxford says 'pronoun or noun').  But you can't  
say 'the anything'  or 'an anything' or talk about the "class of  
anythings".

Thing wins for me.

> Pat
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