[This is an excerpt from the current draft of the Ceptr Revelation that I want to reference in other blog posts.]
One of our big breakthroughs in our system design came when we were looking at how to maximize composability. In contrast to our foray into XGFL, we wanted it to be easy for everything to be functionally mashed together.
We were talking about language and how amazingly composable it is. How, from a traditional computer science perspective of starting with ontological units, the conversation we were having was all constructed out of a couple dozen phonemes, which we used to construct word parts, and in turn constructed words, then phrases, then sentences, then narratives.
This way of thinking seems completely valid – even obvious. However, in another way, it is also completely wrong.