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Not a moment too soon for our F2F

From: Wing C Yung <wingyung@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 00:56:52 -0500
To: public-sweo-ig@w3.org
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Just last week:

http://iandavis.com/blog/2006/11/the-great-database-in-the-sky

      I’ve just watched Mårten Mickos from MySQL give a 10 minute talk on
what he terms the "Great Database in the Sky" almost exactly describing the
our community’s vision of a “web of data” while remaining completely
ignorant of the semantic web.

Entrepreneurs See a Web Guided by Common Sense
(
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/12/business/12web.html?_r=1&ei=5094&en=a34a6306f48166fb&hp=&ex=1163394000&partner=homepage&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin

)
      Referred to as Web 3.0, the effort is in its infancy, and the very
idea has given rise to skeptics who have called it an unobtainable vision.
But the underlying technologies are rapidly gaining adherents, at big
companies like I.B.M. and Google as well as small ones. Their projects
often center on simple, practical uses, from producing vacation
recommendations to predicting the next hit song.

Why the New York Times is announcing Web 3.0 (
http://www.valleywag.com/tech/ny-times/why-the-new-york-times-is-announcing-web-30-214210.php

)
      In short, the Times wants to announce a trend just in case that trend
actually materializes in the next few months. But don't bet on it -- Google
smelled a dud and didn't touch this story, and neither should anyone
looking for the real next big thing.

We've got our work cut out for us. Looking forward to meeting you all this
week!

Wing

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Received on Monday, 13 November 2006 05:57:11 GMT

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