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[REBOL] Re: Artificial Life in Rebol

From: carl:cybercraft at: 28-Dec-2002 23:30

On 28-Dec-02, pat665 wrote:
> By the way, I'll be happy that someone correct me on my "so I would > like to have some ground knowledge..." where "ground" was supposed > to mean "basic". Isn't it a word ending with "ground" with this > meaning?
Hmm - my comments on the ants may have given you the idea your message hadn't got through there. (I hope you weren't offended by that, as no offence was intended. It was just a light-hearted comment on how similar artificial life and insect life can be, some insects being very robotic-like.) like to have some ground knowledge if read literally in English could mean you want to have some knowledge about the ground or you'd like to have the knowledge ground up. (It's common to have coffee ground, but not knowledge, ground in this case being related to grind, not the earth we're standing on.) What you were after I think was that you'd "like to have a basic /grounding/ in the subject" or perhaps you'd "like to have some /background/ knowledge", though the later could suggest you want knowledge that's related to the subject, but not specific to it. Rest assured though that your meaning was clear and I was just being a bit flippant. -- Carl Read