[unrev-II] A definition of non-interoperabilty

From: N. C a r r o l l (ncarroll@hastingsresearch.com)
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 12:04:26 PST

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    From: Jack Park <jackpark@verticalnet.com>

    > >From my model of the universe, interoperability has two senses, one that
    > satisfied by protocols -- syntactic, mechanical interoperability, and one
    > that satisfies the need to reduce or eliminate ambiguity -- semantic
    > interoperability.

    I can tell you what *non*-interoperability is.

    As farmers in Vermont will say, describing two towns that
    have no connecting road between them:
    "You can't get there from here."


    Nicholas Carroll
    Travel: ncarroll@iname.com

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