[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
> 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
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?
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