[FoRK] Stand up and face the future

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Wed Dec 23 18:36:00 PST 2009


--- On Wed, 12/23/09, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
> 
> Ken says:
> 
> > So my $0.02 is that instead of changing the definition
> of what a mine is, just drop it and talk about sifting.
> 
> Often, the math is the same in "mining" and "sifting" ---
> it's just a matter of how you feed and store the data. 
> (Often the math *isn't* the same, but that's a different
> story.)
> 
> So no, I'm not particularly a "semantics" glosser; 
> but in this case, there's inadequate precision in the
> terminology already, to the point that the distinction is
> useless...
> 

And my point was, quit (mis)using that terminology and use something with the requisite precision. What's the point of an analogy that isn't?

       ...ken...


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