Well, yes; I have heard questions like "what operations/system/
artistic/etc. concept do you have in mind?" in situations in which I
did not introduce or use the word "concept". Usually, in those
situations there are productive ways to answer the question and
advance the conversation.
On Jun 14, 2007, at 2:39 PM, Waclaw Kusnierczyk wrote: (02)
> Doug Holmes wrote:
>> On Jun 14, 2007, at 1:02 PM, Waclaw Kusnierczyk wrote:
>>> Ingvar Johansson wrote:
>>>> When we simply speak about the world and are
>>>> immediately understood, we need not mention either meanings or
>>>> But if communication breaks down, questions such as 'what do you
>>>> and 'what concept do you have in mind?' comes naturally.
>>> Honestly? Have you ever heard a question like 'what concept do you
>>> in mind?' in a situation other than after your using the word
>> Frequently, and in some cases, the term is quite technical["jargon"];
>> in others, it is a handy generalization. Military persons, for
>> example, speak of an "operations concept" that is a fairly
>> significant portion of a military plan has specific parts; plays a
>> particular role; is distinct from other operations concepts and is
>> expected to - and often does - create some pretty concrete effects.
>> Engineering persons speak of system concepts to describe a
>> significant portion of system requirements and use it to - eventually
>> - build reliable artifacts. Down the road from, in Hollywood, people
>> buy and sell concepts. Etc., etc. If one were to create an ontology
>> for any of these domains, those people would almost certainly think
>> some important things were missing...
> All fine; but you haven't addressed the question...
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