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"Software" in common discourse in 2003

On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Barak Pearlmutter wrote:

>Slipping between two definitions can be used to perform a
>rhetorical trick: first get agreement that "All X's are Y's" under
>the common definition of X, then change the definition of X and
>carry over the earlier agreement using the new definition.  For
>instance "criminals should be put in jail".  Now expand the
>definition of criminals...

>In order to avoid such falacious reasoning, we should be
>particularly careful about slipping between the common vs the
>all-expansive senses of the word "software".


	The same also applicable to the word "free".

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