OSI Model : Yi Jing : Fusion

I have been working with the OSI Model for almost 25 years.  However, I was so busy attempting to tackle the technical concrete aspects of the model, I rarely had time to reflect on it abstractly.
Recently, while taking a sabbatical, it occurred to me that the OSI Model, with the infamous Layer 8 could be fitted into the Yi Jing using CONCRETE as the term for the broken lines and ABSTRACT as the term for the solid lines.  As the Yi Jing is a 3 bit binary system, there are 8 possible combinations.  Concrete could also be interpreted as Physical and Abstract could also be interpreted as Logical.
I still have to think more about the possible reasoning behind the structure below, but for right now I am just looking at it as two concepts that roughly fit together without significance.
  • L1 : PHYSICAL
    • CONCRETE : CONCRETE: : CONCRETE
  • L2 : DATA LINK
    • CONCRETE : CONCRETE : ABSTRACT
  • L3 : NETWORK
    • CONCRETE : ABSTRACT : CONCRETE
  • L4 : TRANSPORT
    • CONCRETE : ABSTRACT : ABSTRACT
  • L5 : SESSION
    • ABSTRACT : CONCRETE : CONCRETE
  • L6 : PRESENTATION
    • ABSTRACT : CONCRETE : ABSTRACT
  • L7 : APPLICATION
    • ABSTRACT : ABSTRACT : CONCRETE
  • L8 : USER
    • ABSTRACT : ABSTRACT : ABSTRACT

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