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Re: A Personal Note ( from the human side of me... or what's left of it )

From: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 21:22:44 -0500
Message-ID: <e23f467e0904171922r7e09977rb61a99a7af6f47fc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Aldo,

Thank you so much for your visionary comments, it's guys like yourself who
fuel humanities progress. And I believe you've spoken for many of the others
of us here!

-sherman

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 8:51 PM, Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I rarely post on this list, mostly because I have nothing to say on
> this level ;)
> And when I do, I usually start a fight. LOL.
>
> Of course, I know I'm not the only one who is extremely passionate
> about the Semantic Web. Everyone here is working hard in their own
> reality. Weaving dreams, spreading the word and... well, sometimes
> just hitting deadlines.
>
> I do believe that there is a greater good to this story, and it is
> literally waiting around the corner. As things stand today, we're
> reaching the knee of the curve of the Data Web's crystallization and
> outreach process and, what's probably just as important, as society
> we're being violently reminded that our fate as a global village is
> strongly tied to our ability to collaborate transparently and
> efficiently.
>
> This is a very, very strange convergence in many fronts:
> technological, economical, cultural and even political.
> This date last year who would have thought that we were going to
> experience such a harsh economic and paradigmatic blaze?
> The world is now literally crying for more transparency and
> structured, granular data integration.
>
> ( ideas, anyone? ;)
>
> Perhaps for someone like Tim this is just one more step in what has
> already been a very long journey, but for a young-ish guy like me,
> being immersed in this particular portion of the story is already
> overwhelming.
>
> So, as a future beneficiary of the Linked Data Web, and before this
> list becomes crowded enough that my words vanish behind the noise, I
> want to express *my sincere gratitude towards all the contributors of
> this project*. I have witnessed first hand the long years of hard work
> (and endless discussions) and I know I am not alone when I think to
> myself:
>
> We certainly can't yet see the impact this will have on the future but
> I am certain it will make a big, BIG difference.
> This project rocks!
>
> Keep it up guys! ;)
>
> Regards,
> A
>
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-- 

Thanks,
-sherman

I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul
prospers
(3 John 1:2)
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