I saw that comment, doctor Mud :] (Vincenzo) and that's the most interesting issue about phase 2 of info processing. Let's assume it is feasible to abstract virtual device alias, and to let them produce generalized information units. Then, let's consider this type of DTO, where info piece of infos move through the pattern of INFO THREE STATES. To solve this very "delicious" problem, I'd like to suggest a new approach in designing software, this is a game, so it is possible to say silly things. This approach is based on the idea that every software design problem and every sofware entity partecipating a component model, can be seen as a physical virtualized world, where it is possible, for software agent and software design problems, to apply physical laws and a 3D spatial model. I hope this will make eaiser to view the entities and the problems, for software. In our case: let's immagine the information unit as spheres, floating in a 3D space, where a sort of Coulomb law is valid for these "balls". I want to suggest not to proceed with a statinc rule based linking approach. Let' suppose these balls are able to manifest spontaneous attaction, according to their intrinsic nature. Nature defined by the information features itself. It is like to have some magnets with more than the usual two poles, in a gel. Is it possible to imagine a law that define spontaneous chaining by these information units ? Doctor Mud ? Do you know that strange vegetable that produce green balls with small hooks ? Look here to the Bardana plant.
As I hate cold numbers, let's proceed with a pure qualitative approach, and let's extract the number at the end, from the running prototype, just to evaluate the prototype success and quality.