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Re^5: The world is not object oriented (what's a thing)

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Jan 05, 2004 at 11:19 UTC ( #318812=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: The world is not object oriented
in thread The world is not object oriented

And just how do you define "thing"? This question is one of those which are as old as mankind itself.

Makeshifts last the longest.


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Re: Re^5: The world is not object oriented (what's a thing)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jan 05, 2004 at 11:34 UTC

    I thought about offering the dictionary definition, but that would be cheating, so:

    If you can point at it, touch it, hear it, smell it, taste it, speak of it, think about it, be scared of it, or worship it, it is one.

    There may be more of them that don't fit into any of these categories. But if there are, we cannot yet concieve of them. But when we can, they will be also :)


    Examine what is said, not who speaks.
    "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
    "Think for yourself!" - Abigail
    Hooray!

      I can point at the sky. I can hear music. I can see colours. I can think about life and can be scared of death. I can worship some principle of nature.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

        And you don't classify all of those..er..things as "things"?


        Examine what is said, not who speaks.
        "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
        "Think for yourself!" - Abigail
        Hooray!

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