weaverluke: Logical identities and re-contextualisation


My comment:

If each xml item has it's own digital identity (<id></id> in the atom feed), then that item exists in whatever system which that reads it in.  These item flow, they are not static existing in one place.  In my book that flys directly in the face of :

source: Dave Kearns
One of the tremendous benefits of computers, networks and the internet is that objects really do only have to exist in one place (and that's good, I'll get to why in a moment). Replicas of the object, pointers to the object, views of the object can be everywhere, but the object itself need only exist in one finite location.

... his actual point notwithstanding.

In fact we want these objects to exist like molecules flowing to whatever context in which they are useful.  The source, the original author,  can be easily preserved.   The idea that information is best tied down to a domain is a bad idea who's time has passed.



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