Repurposing ?

Repurposing ? From Sean B Palmer [miscoranda], a quote from Tim BL under his “Aphorisms” list.
[Quote] If you say what you mean rather than what you want done with it, you can repurpose it so much better. [Unquote]
Not sure I agree with this one as stated, but there is something in the spirit. Dennett’s Intentional Stance suggests (as I do) that “intention” or “motive” is a key aspect of “meaning” whenever anybody issues a communication. The important thing would seem to be to ensure that the original intent is captured with the record, rather than being the content of the record.

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