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Semantics

The Semantics of Starlings

This weekend I played a bit more with the attachment that allows me to take photos of slides with my digital camera. The ones shown here I took years ago when I lived in Portland, Oregon. The subject is a flock of European Starlings at sunset, just after a storm. Every year our apartment complex in Portland […]

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FOAF, Flocking, and the Semantics of Starlings

This weekend I played a bit more with the attachment that allows me to take photos of slides with my digital camera. The ones shown here I took years ago when I lived in Portland, Oregon. The subject is a flock of European Starlings at sunset, just after a storm. Every year our apartment complex in Portland […]

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Context and Meaning

In the comments to FOAF Girl!, Joseph Duemer wrote: The idea that a link represents “friendship” is so bizarre it had to come from some geek’s stunted view of social relations. A link is an association, the literary sense of that word, but only the context of the link can provide the meaning, the implication, the “spin.” […]