Ontology pushers would be much more popular if they understood that operational
people negotiate the shared aspects of their respective ontologies every day.
Acknowledging this will help us help them enlist the IT "machinery" in their
Reminds me of the time not too long ago when the advent of Basic from Dartmouth
expanded the market for computer usage ten fold. Today most ontologists are
asking users to work at the mnemonic level. Waiting on the CIO is not a winning
On Mar 11, 2011, at 6:48 AM, Anders Tell wrote: (02)
> Shouldnt we show (teach) operational people the power of ontology so they can
>do their part? and not indicate that IT and engineers do it so much better?
> Maybe the terminological benefits that John S. are pointing out could be the
>base for a Business variant of big O? (03)
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