|From:||William Frank <williamf.frank@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:27:10 -0400|
So, if we can categorize things, we can recategorize them, as need be. Is there a reference in this thread as to how to do that that I missed, that is not alot of math about time series, or is that it?
On the other hand, if we treat what we are doing when we classify things as *casting* them, rather than saying what they 'really are', and have a method by which things in one category can be *recast* in another, and information not repeated, then, what practical person, working say in business process design, would object being able reference events, processes, and objects. And, anything we would want to talk about, don't there need to be types for all those things, as well as individuals?
The question for the engineer is, is it **useful* to make these distinctions?
Mathew,What is clear is that these are distinctions that **we are able to make**, as many do. We can give examples, even though the lines between things we might choose to classify one way or the other, as with most things, is fuzzy.
I would be very interested to know how you eliminate the boundaries between these categories. I think they must be eliminable, not to say, though, that things can't be categorized in one of these ways, depending on what aspect of a situation we want to look at.
To me, philosophers and too many engineers seem moved to consider whether there 'really are' processes, objects, and events, and whether they are 'really' different. I note in particular as a description of a paper
"argues that processes are like objects, and distinct from events. "
If one makes it critical to success to have 'correctly' classified everything, into its one true category, and uses a language and a logic that makes us have to repeat information in each category, then the answer is that however useful it **might be** to make the distinctions, we are doing it in a manner that is awkward.
On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 9:59 AM, Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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