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From leosim...@apache.org
Subject Re: Service and other Terminology
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2002 05:47:47 GMT
Quoting Paul Hammant <Paul_Hammant@yahoo.com>:

> Peter,
> 
me:
> >>I don't get it. You use words, but then when someone wants to provide an
> >>explanation of the words (or asks you to do so), you think the words are
> >>too 'generic' or 'vague' to be explanatory....which means your use of
> >>the words would also be too 'generic' and 'vague'. 
> >>    
> >>
> >
pd:
> >No - the usage of words is context sensitive. The more generic a word, the
> 
> >more context sensitive usages it will have. Thats why I suggested that we 
> >adopt non-generic words and apply specific definitions to them (as that way
> 
> >we could definitions in the context of Avalon discussions). However no one
> 
> >seemed to want that ;)
> >

FYI: I get it now =)

ph:
> That is not true, there are many that would like to see a concise set of 
> well defined and carefully used terms.  I happen to be against the use 
> of new terms, but for the use of concise ones.

me too; and I add I am willing to accept 'new' terms (within avalon, not within 
computing as a whole......) if it guarantees there will be sufficiently more 
concise ones as a result....

cheers,

- LSD

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