Re: New Term: Apexmind?

From: Gordon Worley (
Date: Tue Dec 04 2001 - 23:33:49 MST

On Wednesday, December 5, 2001, at 01:06 AM, Mitch Howe wrote:

> The problem wasn't that Sysop was a threatening term -- the contrary;
> Sysop
> had a very neutral connotation. The problem was that Sysop refers
> narrowly
> to a certain minimalist, Friendly type of Singleton SI. This has left
> us
> with "Singleton SI" as the only way to define the category we have often
> casually, if improperly called "Sysop".

Well, it reads like we have a term, so I fail to see the problem.
'Sysop' is pretty obscure if you're not familiar with multi user
systems, so 'singleton SI' seems just a good for the more general case.
I rank it with being about as intuitive as the term 'Singularity'. Yes,
it gives you a basic sense of what is meant, but you have to delve
deeper to figure out the exact definition in the context.

Gordon Worley                     `When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty            said, `it means just what I choose                it to mean--neither more nor less.'
PGP:  0xBBD3B003                                  --Lewis Carroll

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