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Re: Uniform access to descriptions

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 14:27:22 +0100
Message-ID: <48020A3A.70205@musc.edu>
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>
CC: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Michaeljohn Clement <mj@mjclement.com>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>

Try to find a single real world object and model it. That kind of 
analysis is not useful.

Here is the logical argument.  Nothing in the world can be completely 
logically identified.  The rational is very simple.  Everything is 
connected.  If I want to completely describe a drop of water, I need to 
go all the way down to particle physics - you cannot say it is not 
essential, can you? - and I can go all the way up to cosmology - you 
cannot say it is not essential either.

There is no mathematical and logical boundary for anything.  The 
boundary is set by our cognition and or a machine agent's capability, 
again set by its designer. 

But David, please let's not go to that direction, can we?  It doesn't 
help us do anything at all.  You can insist on that direction.  Nobody 
prevent you to do that.  My re-interpretation of the web architecture, 
in fact, doesn't deny the possible *existence* of such complete set.  
So, if you think you can do it.  Do it by your means, but it is your 
burden to educate others, not mime. Really, I don't want to argue for 
you.  I have found this pattern many times through the debate.  My model 
and interpretation is very simple and relaxed and does not exclusive 
other model.  But it seems that I am always asked to debate for others - 
to ask me to find a perhaps a contradicting evidence. 

I tried many times to reduce my arguments into a set of multiple choice 
is that my position is very clear and precise.  If you want to establish 
a different position, it is YOUR burden not MIME to convince it.

In your case, use your model to show what is a document, image, a song, 
a gene, etc. That would be more meaningful.

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