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

From: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:51:58 -0400
Message-ID: <7a4ebe1d0903171851y4d5601aasbd535d927d1f9ed4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>

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

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

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

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! ;)


Aldo Bucchi
Office: +56 2 795 4532
Mobile:+56 9 7623 8653

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