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RE: Potential project: Supporting the Linked Data Consumer

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:09:45 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <904568.69231.qm@web112619.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Cory,

First, just when I thought it was enough for an LOD Consumer to conclude that LD is a familiar process, the html5 discussion has proven that I need a fourth "rule" (and that I am "Dazed Confusion" early adopter, but that was already well known in some circles).

1. A Mash-Up is not linear algebra or simultaneous equations. The columns of a
CSV are not coupled, and too easily dismissed as a sort of "Graphic
Numerology" if one is not careful.
2. A Mash-up is not Chaos, no
matter how cool it might be to toss Smale Horseshoes around. 
Complexity and Uncertainty are two different things.
3. A Mash-Up is not a calculation, it is a mapping.  Shipping Channels do not need
 Reefs and vice-versa, but both belong on a Harbor Pilot's chart.
4. A Mash-Up is not a Specification.  It is pure information.  The organizational type of the Source Entity (Government, Commercial, Others) may have a bearing on trustworthiness but not on actuation.

At least these rules will handle the "But it's not the Math (you learn in school)!", "But it's not Science (you learn in school)!" and the "But it's not Economics (you learn in school)!" questions that are bound to dog the LD Consumer [1].

Second, this project [2] seems to be a potential opportunity for "Supporting the Linked Data Consumer" project,  as well as either the "Bag of Chips" or "Protein" models - which are intended to lend a measure of everyday familiarity to Linked Data Consumption.

--Gannon

[1]  Government is not Commerce, either.  I hope that "GLPDRD" passes the Flagg Practicality test.  see also : http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/WebTech_%28Redaction%29
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdb2rdf-ucr/

--- On Mon, 6/7/10, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: Potential project: Supporting the Linked Data Consumer
To: "Tim Davies" <tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk>, "Cory Casanave" <cory-c@modeldriven.com>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010, 5:32 PM

Tim,

What is suggested to Cory was this slightly alternative synthesis of "Mash-Up" based on a model from Natural Science (Biochemistry).  I feel this will be easier to grasp for many working Scientists and Engineers for whom a computer is primarily an organizational tool and not a part of the Discipline they practice.  These people are large consumers of Linked Data.

I have to pay some homage to what a Mash-Up is NOT.

1. It is not linear algebra or simultaneous equations. The columns of a CSV are not coupled, and too easily dismissed as a sort of "Graphic Numerology" if one is not careful.
2. A Mash-up is not Chaos, no matter how cool it might be to toss Smale Horseshoes around.  Complexity and Uncertainty are two different things.
3. A Mash-Up is not a computation, it is a mapping.  Shipping Channels do not need
 Reefs and vice-versa, but both belong on a Harbor Pilot's chart.

I will send you the presentation and "teachers guide" I sent Cory under a separate cover and perhaps you elaborate on what you are doing ...
--Gannon Dick
--- On Mon, 6/7/10, Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com> wrote:

From: Cory Casanave <cory-c@modeldriven.com>
Subject: RE: Potential project: Supporting the Linked Data Consumer
To: "Tim Davies" <tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010, 2:37 PM
Received on Thursday, 10 June 2010 21:10:21 GMT

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