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Re: [ontolog-forum] What words mean

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From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:57:46 -0800
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On Tuesday 12 February 2008 17:44, Rob Freeman wrote:
> ...
> If by "properly" you mean in strict accordance with the current
> theory, then I reserve my right not to.    (01)

And by doing so, of course, you incur the consequences of potentially 
being misunderstood.    (02)

I frequently bemoan the propensity of programmers to reinterpret or 
flatly misuse terminology that is well established and has a long 
tradition in fields only recently encroached upon by the practice of 
software development.    (03)

It is really sad, because programmers are, to use the cliché, 
reinventing the wheel and doing so in ways that do not recognize 
established terminology and theory. While they could be standing on the 
shoulders of giants, they are, in effect, gazing intently at their own 
navels, thinking that they're oh, so clever.    (04)

Truly sad and a drag on the practice of information technology.    (05)

> -Rob    (06)

Randall Schulz    (07)

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