Re: RM formalism supporting partial information

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 20:10:36 -0400
Message-ID: <47437726$0$5288$>

Joe Thurbon wrote:

> Bob Badour wrote:

>> Joe Thurbon wrote:
>>> Bob Badour wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>> In this context, your assertion is rather like 'transportation is 
>>>> essential'. Either buses or bicycles suffice. As I said, I am not 
>>>> sure the name is necessarily part of the element. We must have some 
>>>> way to identify the elements, but any identification method 
>>>> suffices. Of course, we choose names over positions because 
>>>> positions are necessarily tied to a specific medium, and we want to 
>>>> use media-independent representations.
>>> I'm afraid you've lost me. In what sense are names more 
>>> media-independent than positions?
>> How do you make a sound to the left or the right?

> <aside>
> We generally do this temporally. When I read out f(x, y) I make the
> sound of x before I make the sound of y.
> A guess you could also affect the phase of a stereo signal.
> </aside>
> Is your point that there are more mediums that can convey names than
> there are mediums that can convey positions? Or that the conventions
> used to convey names will, in general, be simpler than the conventions
> used to convey positions, when considering many media? Or that
> specifying positions ties you to a particular medium?

Yes. Received on Wed Nov 21 2007 - 01:10:36 CET

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