For my part, I see a distinctive paradigm of thought and practice immanent in Peirce’s work and all I’ve been trying to do for many years now has been to nudge it a little further from immanence to implementation. It is precisely the engagement with applications that brings these criticisms to the fore.
Applications to empirical situations force one to view sign relations as large collections of triples, you might even say clouds of triples. A sign relation, in this extended sense, is more like the environment in which our discussion and thought takes place than any single focal triple of the all too fixed gaze. Any attempt at significant application simply never gets off square one, or rather triangle one, if it fails to step back and take in the big picture of an extended sign relation.