Re: database systems and organizational intelligence

From: mAsterdam <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 19:32:30 +0200
Message-ID: <40bb6c28$0$34762$>

x wrote:

> mAsterdam wrote:

>>x wrote:
>>>mAsterdam wrote:
>>>>x wrote:
>>>>>In order to have a *sign* you have to know the meaning.
>>>>No. I do not know korean. But I can remember the shape,
>>>>describe or reproduce korean signs, and ask somebody
>>>>who does know korean to interpret them. Now I have data.
>>>How do you *know* it is korean ?
>>Good question.
>>I don't know for sure. But I have several clues.
>>The shapes resemble those I have seen in korean texts (which I know
>>are korean because somebody who knows told me). I won't know for sure
>>until somebody (I trust) interprets the signs for me.
>>But even if I see signs of a type I have had no former exposure to,
>>there is a good chance that I will recognize them as signs, without
>>knowing what they mean.
> When I said *sign* I was not refering to the scratch marks.
> If you see *signs* then you see more than scratch marks.

We may not have a clue as to *what* the
purpose or meaning is, but yes, indeed.
Seeing signs when seeing scratchmarks implies a notion that they do have *some* purpose or even meaning. Received on Mon May 31 2004 - 19:32:30 CEST

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