LO and Big Layoffs LO5536

Andrew Moreno (amoreno@broken.ranch.org)
Sun, 11 Feb 1996 21:26:37 -0800 (PST)

Replying to LO5497 --

On Sat, 10 Feb 1996, Michael McMaster wrote:

> According to physicists, we live in an expanding universe. According
> to me, we live in a universe of ever increasing complexity. One
> source of the increasing complexity is linguistic and, as far as I
> know, there is no limit to this resource or this possibility.
> Given that, there is not necessary limit to growth.

I was thinking along similar lines regarding the present domain name
system that InterNIC uses. It seems like there is a limited number of
domain names available for registration but in actual fact, there are
probably unlimited domain names IF there is no central authority
regulating who can own a name or derivitives of a name, something like
a trademark registry.

If someone registered the domain name systems.com, unless InterNIC
prevented it, someone else could register the domain name systems1.com,
systems2.com, etc.

What I've noticed is that the name of something is on a different logical
level than the things being named. My question is, is there a higher
logical level than the name?

Andrew Moreno

Andrew Moreno <amoreno@broken.ranch.org>

Learning-org -- An Internet Dialog on Learning Organizations For info: <rkarash@karash.com> -or- <http://world.std.com/~lo/>