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Re: [ontolog-forum] Looking forward at the past

To: "Pat Hayes" <phayes@xxxxxxx>
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From: "Schiffel, Jeffrey A" <jeffrey.a.schiffel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 15:42:01 -0500
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It is clear that you meant to write merely that you are not familiar with the literature. The basis of the field is well-established, but perhaps not readily available to some.
-- Jeff Schiffe.

From: Pat Hayes [mailto:phayes@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 3:38 PM
To: Schiffel, Jeffrey A
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Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Looking forward at the past

On Oct 6, 2008, at 2:51 PM, Schiffel, Jeffrey A wrote:

Please see my earlier posting that had several references. Also, a brief Amazon search on _organizational semiotics_ yields many titles.

So it does, indeed. And many of them use the word "affordance", though not in any way I find comprehensible.

Amazing, that an entire 'discipline' can be created out of whole cloth, based on a single book, apparently with no relationship - even a bibliographical cross-reference - to anything occurring previously, re-(and mis-) using an established technical vocabulary without any reference to its earlier meaning. This phenomenon itself should be the subject of study by sociologists. 

Pat Hayes

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