March 11th, Everyone realizes that the web is entering a new phase in its development. One indication of this transition is the proliferation of attempts to explain the changes that are occurring. Functional explanations emphasize the real time web, collaborative systems and location-based services. Technical explanations argue that the interconnectivity of data is the most significant current development.
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There is a letter that is best for soft things, one for liquid things, and so on. They do not express the essence of their subject, so they can be swapped with something unrelated by the individuals or communities who use them. These include the names of the Olympian gods , personified deities, and many words that describe abstract concepts. Those of which he cannot find a link, he often assumes have come from foreign origins or have changed so much as to lose all resemblance to the original word.
He states, "names have been so twisted in all manner of ways, that I should not be surprised if the old language when compared with that now in use would appear to us to be a barbarous tongue. Socrates rebukes this theory by reminding Cratylus of the imperfection of certain names in capturing the objects they seek to signify. From this point, Socrates ultimately rejects the study of language, believing it to be philosophically inferior to a study of things themselves.
West argues instead for an original meaning of "the one who presides over meeting up" from the universality of death. But as long as they give it the same form--even if that form is embodied in different iron--the tool will be correct, whether it is made in Greece or abroad.
With translation by Harold N. Loeb Classical Library Harvard Univ. Press originally published Oxford Classical Texts.
Platon - Tome V 2 - Cratyle - L. Meridier (griego/ Frances)