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Re: [ontolog-forum] Quote for the day

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From: "Ed - 0x1b, Inc." <ontolog@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 01:22:29 -0700
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Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 7:11 PM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Happy New Year, folks.
> To start the new year, I'd like to quote an economist, whose observation
> is true of nearly every model or ontology on any subject whatever:
>    "Models generally return results close to the assumptions
>     of the economists who write them."
> Source:
> For an ontology that is designed for a specific purpose, the goal
> of getting a result close to what one expected may be desirable.
> But when the goal is to support interoperability among a wide range
> of systems that were designed for different purposes, it's unlikely
> that there exists an ideal ontology that is equally good for all
> of them.  Therefore, any common ontology that can be used to share
> data must be a compromise that is less than ideal for each of them.
> There are many implications of this observation.  Instead of trying
> to enumerate all of them in one note, I'd like to open this subject
> for further discussion.
> John
>    (01)

Any Economic model arrayed about an equals sign is inevitably
socialist. - design economist
means and ends are unified in the tool.    (02)

Happy New Year.    (03)

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