Context is King™. It really is! However, as mind-bogglingly
important as context is, it is equally mind-bogglingly difficult to talk about.
The reason is that when you talk about the context of a “thing” you stop
talking about the “thing” itself. This is extremely disconcerting and possibly
upsetting for many people. People (including me) like to talk about a “thing”
and if someone wants to talk about something else which is not “the thing”
then, well, it’s not the “thing” is it - it’s “off topic”. Let’s put that in
the “parking lot”. Let’s “take that offline” or “we’re going off at a tangent”.
You will find things like that in many books about “How to run an effective
meeting” etc but who is to say something is off-topic. Clearly the person
saying it does not think it is “off-topic” or he would not have said it!
Context is extremely important for the correct understanding
of anything, so in this section, we look at the Context of PEAF by
understanding what problem it exists to solve, how in general it achieves that
and how it relates to other Frameworks and Ontologies with respect to