FW: FW: Computers in Things (was Re: Ecommerce web sitebook recommendations [signed]
4 Jan 2006 - 10:46pm
9 years ago
Skot Nelson said:
>He was taught that knowing something's name meant >only that you had memorized a name, not that you understood what the >thing was. >You can call a black hole a black hole all you want, we still don't understand what it is.
Well if you think like that I wouldn't wanna work in your team....
Why make it harder, when it can be so simple...
From: Skot Nelson [mailto:skot at penguinstorm.com]
Sent: Thursday, 5 January 2006 1:52 PM
To: Lisa deBettencourt
Cc: Luis Silva
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] FW: Computers in Things (was Re: Ecommerce web sitebook recommendations [signed]
On Jan-4-2006, at 12:48 PM, Lisa deBettencourt wrote:
> I came from scientific background and one of the most important > things I > learned is call the things > by their name and their name only, that way everybody will > understand what > is what. > > > ...and imagine the discussions way back then when they were > deciding "what > was what"!! Now, we just take it for granted... ;-)
Funny. Richard Feynman related a story, by my recollection anyway,
that when he was a child his father told him names were the least
important thing. He was taught that knowing something's name meant
only that you had memorized a name, not that you understood what the
Different strokes I guess.
You can call a black hole a black hole all you want, we still don't
understand what it is.
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