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Re: [ontolog-forum] Re: Semantics

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From: Chris Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 12:14:31 -0500
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On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 09:57:55AM -0700, Bob Smith wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> ...the pragmatics of academic and business work still creates
> significant tensions for individuals trying to bridge the barriers,
> artificial or "natural" between research and applications.    (01)

Yes, that's quite true, and I don't want to sound like a Pollyanna -- I
just want to emphasize the important interconnections between the two
domains rather than to highlight their differences.  I like your
distinction between artificial and natural barriers.  The former we want
to avoid and discourage; the latter we want to honestly recognize and
constructively address.    (02)

> Newton himself had some tensions, if Neal Stephenson's trilogy is an
> accurate story of that 1660-1690 time frame.    (03)

It's a great read, but I'm not entirely certain of its historicity! :-)    (04)

-chris    (05)

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