Models and Models

Sorry, the word model is semantically overloaded. This is why a Google search on “Models EveryWhere” may bring different types of result. Here are some samples:

Wronghttp://snapsanddaps.blogspot.com/2009/05/models-models-everywhere.html

Goodhttp://www.iceis.org/iceis2007/Hall_Of_Fame/jbezivin/jbezivin_2001.pdf

Wronghttp://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/06/for-the-moment-models-models-everywhere/

Goodhttp://tcagley.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/models-models-everywhere/

Wronghttp://diggingpitt.blogspot.com/2007/01/models-models-everywhere.html

Goodhttp://efoundations.typepad.com/efoundations/2006/11/models_models_e.html

Wronghttp://www.pbase.com/tracktime/image/113742714 (train models)

Goodhttp://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=884683

Wronghttp://www.travelblog.org/Photos/2013915.html (food models)

Beware: These are plastic food models. If you steal them, don’t eat them🙂

By the way, this picture shows an interesting example of a “tagged model“. The idea of decorating a model with additional information is quite interesting. Here we see that a “price tag” has been added to each model element. It would be much less elegant to add this tag  to the real dishes when they are brought to the customer at the restaurant table. Any other metadata could easily be associated to such model element like provenance, description, etc.

At least this set of samples may help one to start a learning process for disambiguisation of different meanings of the word “model”🙂

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