Capabilities by any other name

hal@finney.org hal@finney.org
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 10:38:02 -0800


Maybe you could do like Drexler did when "nanotechnology" began to be
used for anything smaller than microtech.  He started using "molecular
nanotechnology" to try to indicate that it meant building things at the
molecular level.

You could add a word to "capabilities" to specify your particular
type, then elide it as you got into the discussions.  I don't know the
technology very well, but maybe "reference capabilities" (or "capability
references") or some such...

Hal