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August 25, 2011


Daniel Dashman

In the field of mathematics there is a descriptive form known as the venn diagram. It is a series of nested, separate, and variably interlocked circles. Each of these circles represent a set. If we are discussing physical objects, there is a circle for the set of all shoes and a circle for the set of all leather. Part of the leather circle will intersect the shoes circle as some shoes are leather and some are not. Also, some leathers are shoes and some are not. But, the shoes circle will be nested within the clothes circle because all shoes are clothes. Likewise the circle for bricks will be totally separate from the clothes circle as bricks are not clothes. All of these will be nested within the physical objects circle as that is what they all are.

Your theory of bubbles expands on this descriptive form, if the concept of intersecting bubbles were considered. (Intersecting bubbles do not exist in the physical universe. Try it with two bubbles from a bubble pipe. The bubbles will always connect with a flat wall and no intersection.) Your bubble theory converts the two dimensional representation into a three dimensional relationship, similar to the difference between a spreadsheet (2 dimensional database) and a relational database (3 dimensional database). More complex interconnections are possible and therefore more insights into the meanings of the relationships. I was intrigued by the concept much as the book "Flatland" startles and surprises by taking place in a world of only two dimensions. The characters live out their existences in two dimensions, where a line is the equivalent of a 3D wall in our world. Your concept is the relational database of venn diagrams. Very cool.
Best regards, Dan

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