Douglas Hofstadter's 3-level message model
peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
Tue Jun 23 00:20:31 BST 1998
At 17:36 22/06/98 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
Great fun. I am also a H. fan
>from them. At present, the only way we know to create such
>universally understood messages is to write messages in some
>(human or programming) language which can be presumed to be understood
>everywhere. The fact that no such language(s) exist is the
>rationale for struggling to create them.
I think on this list we have to make the fuzzy assumption that we can do a
lot with existing computer languages... [i.e. I suspect that - unless it's
very clear - a 3-level message will confuse people. In a way this happens
in o RDF - one can get layers of meaning.
>And see my .sig for another view of this.....
I have done so :-)
Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
VSMS http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms, Virtual Hyperglossary
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