Intentionality

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Full Title or Meme

When an Entity can "stretch toward" a goal that is has set its mind to achieve.[1]

Context

Context is all important in Intentionality. Consider the following use cases:

  1. A computer user intends to purchase a replacement printer for one that has failed. That user follows a series of steps to determine which printers meets their needs and cost budget. Since it's a computer user it is expected that the search will be online. Now that privacy legislation is in force, one new level of user intentionality is added, will the web sites be able to track the user moving around the internet?

References

  1. Walter W. Skeat, Intend An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1882) Oxford Clarendon Press