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Re: [ontolog-forum] OWL and lack of identifiers

To: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 21:08:51 -0400
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JFS>> Similar problems occur with most other naming systems,
 >> but they become especially difficult when you're talking
 >> about abstract stuff like information.    (01)

PH> True, they do get rather tricky.... See the archives
 > of the Web architecture (TAG) working group, to get
 > a sense of how hard this is.    (02)

There never was a time when discovering, maintaining,
transmitting, and protecting identities was easy.    (03)

EB>> ... Ultimately, technology enabled us to get control of it,
 >> and fires and plagues forced us to.  But it took 7 centuries.
 >> I hope the Internet experience is shorter.    (04)

PH> Following your analogy, the other thing about the internet
 > is that it is getting bigger faster than we are learning how
 > to use it. Its like living on an expanding planet. Maybe thats
 > why it stays rather like the wild west.    (05)

As Imus would say, it's a bitch.    (06)

John    (07)

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