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Re: perspectives on OWL v.next and RDF

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 08:58:56 -0600
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: Kendall Clark <kendall@monkeyfist.com>, public-owl-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <1163602736.28647.177.camel@dirk>

On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 12:13 +0100, Danny Ayers wrote:
> On 14/11/06, Kendall Clark <kendall@monkeyfist.com> wrote:
> > I consistently fail to understand the import of that kind of claim,
> > as it seems to suggest that the public Semantic Web is the most
> > important thing.
> The (Semantic) Web is a public entity.

Oh? I don't think so. As I said to the XML 2005 crowd
and to several other audiences where I have used these
slides since then...

      * yes, scalability to 10^9 nodes and up is important
      * but so is scalability down to families and scout troops
 -- slide "Getting into the Web: downhill steps"

See also
 The Fractal nature of the Web
 Tim Berners-Lee 
 Date: 1998 
 Status: personal view only. Editing status: first draft.

>  It seems a straightforward
> distinction, by definition things that aren't connected to it aren't
> part of the Web.

Intranets are often connected to the Web with links that go one
way but not the other.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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