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Linked Data tech market; Data Web Servers, anyone?

From: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 01:57:01 -0400
Message-ID: <7a4ebe1d0906252257l42d52aa9rc30d1b2cb4d9008a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi guys,

Believe me or not, we will soon have a "Data Web Server" market ( just
as we once had Document Web Servers market ). Data Web Servers publish
data/rdbms to the Data Web. Just like Document Web Servers publish
your document/file system to the web.

Of course, Data Web Servers will also be Document Web Servers.

In this hypothetical context, what would be a proper way of describing RDFa?
"A way of embedding data into Document Web Servers" ?
Probably, yes.

Anyway, for me RDF is a non-intrusive augmentation of the URI address
space by adding a second dimension ( columns ), just like URIs were a
non-intrusive augmentation of the IP address space by adding more rows
( to reach documents *within* computers ).

It baiscally answers this question: how do I put my spreadsheet/table
on the web?

I have been selling semweb as middleware for 6 years using such
stories and explanations, and they just make total sense.  I have
accumulated quite a bit of sales material.

So, here's a ( totally raw ) sampler ;)


OK. Now annihilate me ;)

But, seriously. Next time you're in front of a customer and he's
showing you the door after 20 mins of SW story, you'll probably
remember this ;)


PS. Anyway, when the MKT guys kick in, all the SW purity will be left
to the annals of history. It's the same old story ;)

Aldo Bucchi

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