Ann Delise: i finally figured something out to help me distinguish the dynamic Xi from the static Xi
Ann Delise: in that one attempt of mine to get people to help work on translating a chart, it had S, N as continuous and F, T as discrete/divided
Ann Delise: so when it comes to relationships, Fi and Ti are discrete relationships; Ni and Si are continuous relationships
Ann Delise: discrete relationships sounds more static than continuous relationships
Ann Delise: though i'm still having issues with "continuous objects" = static; "discrete objects" = dynamic ???
[friend]: yes ... dynamic might be continuous (like an analog signal) and static might be discrete (like a digital signal) .... I have no idea what a "continuous object" is though
Ann Delise: it makes sense for the relationships, thought, right?
[friend]: no, not really .... but I don't understand the object/relation thing
Ann Delise: hmmm, i wonder if a continuous object would be something that is expected to ..last...a long time...say a situation, or a person, etc. while a discrete object would be something that is expected to only last a short time..say a spark, or a brief signal
[friend]: or vice versa
Ann Delise: i can't see it vice versa
[friend]: well, my monitor is an object ... it is a discrete entity ... I can see the boundaries that define the object ... at the same time it exists continually in that state
Ann Delise: ah, k
[friend]: I mean, the shape of the object will be the same tomorrow as it is today
[friend]: hopefully ... you never know when it might get tossed out a window