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RE: Semantic Web Activity page use case

From: Paul Walsh, Segala <paulwalsh@segala.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 14:41:35 -0000
To: "'Kjetil Kjernsmo'" <kjetilk@opera.com>, <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070206144147.2138C11124CED@postie1.hosting365.ie>

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From: public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Kjetil Kjernsmo

I too regard microformats as part of the Semantic Web, but I would think 
that W3C pages address more technical people than complete novices to 
web technology. 

[PW] This is part of the problem in my opinion, lack of marketing to the
same people that know what the end user benefits are of Microformats and Web
2.0 technology. I see it as this groups responsibility to address this

And I meet a lot of people these days who thinks that 
microformats would solve pretty much everything that is interesting 
with Semantic Web, which is far from what I think, and I think that 
paragraph reinforces that impression and thus underlines the impression 
they have that the W3C is completely irrelevant and that whatever we're 
doing here can be safely ignored. 

Which I would think is a bad thing...

[PW] True. So wouldn't it be great if they thought the Semantic Web would
solve everything. Microformats is doing so well because of marketing. 

Microformats - Microsoft and Semantic Web = Apple. We now need an iPod such
as Content Labels :)
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