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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2012

    Copied some of Mike’s blog post to indexed monoidal category, having worked on Charles Peirce if you want to know why. It needs wikifying.

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2012

    Thanks! I added a link to my first paper on monoidal fibrations, and interlinked to monoidal fibration.

    It seems to me that since we like to make people’s names in references into links when we have a page about them, and our pages about people are named using full names, we ought to always use full names in references rather than just first initials. Does that make any sense?

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2012

    Does that make any sense?

    Sounds like a good policy.

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2012
    • (edited Sep 6th 2012)

    Does that make any sense?

    Yes, that’s how I always do it.

    (If I know the first name, that is. Sometimes I run into publications where it seems to be sheer impossible to figure out who the auther really is, web-presence-wise, or what his full first name is. Then there are people who seem to use their initials in place of their first name, like A. J. Tolland and J. F. Jardine. That’s why we have an entry AJ Tolland. It’s unknown to me what the full name is. And it seems in this case it would be unhelpful anyway, because apparently that person effectively takes “AJ” to be his first name ).

    Accordingly, I also omit middle initials when creating “category: people”-entries. Maybe this feels indecent to Americans (does it?), I feel it helps to harmonize name formatting internationally.

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2012

    Certainly not to this American.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2012

    Nor this one.

    people who seem to use their initials in place of their first name

    I thought I read somewhere that the initials of the topologist R.H. Bing don’t actually stand for anything. Ah, here it is.

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorJoe Moeller
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2019
    I added a reference to Descent for Monads by Hofstra and De Marchi. The page had said that the definition was due to Framed bicategories and monoidal fibrations by Shulman, but Descent for Monads was published two years earlier (and in the same journal!)

    Hofstra and De Marchi even say people had come up with it before them, and they happened to have the idea independently.
    • CommentRowNumber8.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2019

    Thanks! I see that Hofstra and De Marchi actually give a couple of citations where the definition already appears (at least, so I presume; one of them includes the phrase “indexed monoidal categories” in its title), so we shouldn’t say that it “first appears” in their paper either. In fact, the earliest appearance of indexed monoidal categories in print that I’m aware of is a monograph in French by Gouzou and Grunig from 1976 (!) called Fibrations relatives. (I don’t know who wrote that it was due to my framed bicategories paper; in fact the phrase “indexed monoidal category” doesn’t appear explicitly in that paper at all!)

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    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2019

    Added several more references.

    diff, v16, current

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