> > Also, in GUI terms, the node is an icon. > > You know, if we really want to go wacky, the core can define 3 basic objects: > > (1) Network > (2) Node > (3) Link > 1) Strictly technical a 'network' defines a 'border' around a set of nodes. Every node and link within this border has the same brokering characteristics: all is local, all has the same security, the same accessability, etc. 2) From the users point of view this definition of a network doesn't apply: a user defines the network by 'functionality' or by 'a project'. You people have 2) in mind dont you?