From: Pavitra (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Oct 12 2009 - 17:33:17 MDT
Mu In Taiwan wrote:
> a) "goal" b) "fixed goal" c) "top level goal" d) "*real* top level goal" e)
> "mind" f) "fixed goal mind"
I think "real top level goal" is mine. What I mean by it is this:
JKC describes some formal system X, calling it a "fixed goal system" and
calling the formal definition of X the "top level goal" of X. He then
asserts that X has undesirable/stupid/infinite-looping/bricky behavior,
and proposes embedding it in some other system Y, such that Y decides
whether to continue running X or to get bored and do something else
instead. I refer to Y as the "real top level goal" of the compound
It's possible that I've grossly misunderstood what JKC means by his
terms, in which case "real top level goal" refers only to the products
of my deranged imagination.
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