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From Richard Hirsch <>
Subject Re: Turtles all the way down (or how I learned to love math in computing)
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 08:37:56 GMT
As I said in a previous email,  I'm assuming that a branch would be
easiest way for @dpp to get started.


On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 10:20 PM, Anne Kathrine
Petter√łe<> wrote:
> David,
> I would say we have all agreed that G2 is the way forward.
> How you thought about how we proceed from here? Who does what?
> /Anne
> On 12. aug.. 2009, at 09.15, Vassil Dichev wrote:
>>> Actually, I think this is an extension to microblogging.
>>> If I microblog:
>>> tcw: dickh re: #ESME standup time: 30min
>>> todo: add different authentication to #ESME
>>> working on: #ESME authentication
>>> done: #esme authentication
>>> over the course of a day, those updates are meaningful to humans, but can
>>> also be parsed and used to update structured data.
>> In fact, the idea is not new. Take a look at :
>> "...simple, open, semi-structured format for embedding
>> machine-readable, yet human-friendly, data in Twitter messages...".
>> That totally defines what we want to do with actions.
>> Granted, you won't see as much interest in processing messages on
>> Twitter as in a corporate environment, but @rtm, @timer and
>> @iwantsandy are still quite popular.
>> I also don't see this as something that replaces what ESME currently
>> is, but as a way to extend ESME. Most likely the change wouldn't even
>> be noticeable, like when Google introduced Calculator- there's no
>> change in the interface, but if you typed "2+2" or "123 in hex" or
>> "sin(pi/4) ^ 2", the result would get evaluated.
>> Vassil

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