|On the value of definitions|
On the value of definitions.
The term definition sounds quite definitive... Is that the reason why so many arguments are exchanged in the process of finding a consensus on a definition? Why otherwise is that process often so emotionally loaded? How much do formulations of definitions cost the organization in time and efforts? What is done with those definitions? Are they mental ankers to climb higher in mental constructs or are they tightening freedom of mind? To evaluate the value of definitions, I made a small experiment and formulated an alternative approach to the single truth, golden record,...