SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: [Sigia-l] Data, information, knowledge, wisdom
RE: [Sigia-l] Data, information, knowledge, wisdom
> From: Ted Han
> So, my point is that, unlike the tree that falls in the woods when
> no one is around to hear it, inputs genuinely -don't- have meaning
> unless there's someone there to supply the meaning
But people do not arbitrary invent a meaning regardless of what they
are seeing. When people see something written in a recognized date
format, they are not going to interpret that as a person's name.
Thus, a date remains as a date even though there is nobody around
because that date has some attributes that will likely lead the next
person that sees it to interpret it as a date.
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