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Re: A little courtesy, please

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 16:59:07 -0400
Message-ID: <392AF11B.ED4BD2D8@reutershealth.com>
To: Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk>, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
Miles Sabin wrote:

> Lots of perfectly respectable things
> manage to have different constituents at different times yet
> manage to be non-abstract ... bricks for example.

Well, okay, at the quantum level bricks *are* pretty darn abstract, then.

I guess "abstract" and "concrete" are relative terms: we talk about "concrete
types" in computing science, but outside that realm they are as abstract
as anything can be.


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