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Re: slogans

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 20:17:28 +0200
Message-ID: <46684BB8.5000607@w3.org>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
CC: Dunja Ewinger <de@webxcerpt.com>, W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
I have the impression we are converging towards 'data unleashed'...
which is fine with me, personally...

Ivan

Sandro Hawke wrote:
>> Hi,
>> there seem to be 2 favorites:
>>
>> 1. "Unleash your data" (unleashes your data)
>> 2. "Data Unleashed"
>>
>> I personally would push "unleashes your data".
> 
> So, that's three options, not 2!
> 
>     1. "Unleash your data"
>     2. "Data Unleashed"
>     3. "Unleashes your data"
> 
> It a little early to vote, I think.  Unless people are really tired of
> talking about it, or there's an immediate deadline.  (is there?)
> 
> My choice would depend on the context.  Number 1 is for when you're
> trying to convince someone to use a system that implements RDF.  Numbers
> 2 and 3 are for when you're just trying to convey what the Semantic Web
> is.  
> 
> I feel a subtle difference between 2 and 3 which makes me lean toward 2.
> I think it's this: Number 2 says the Semantic Web *is* data, while
> Number 3 says the Semantic Web is something active, something which
> manages data.  Number 2 fits my way of thinking better -- I usually
> consider the web to be made up of documents, not to be some system which
> handles documents for me.  (Of course, there are times when I dig into
> the system details, but not usually when I am a user.)  I would expect
> to hear people say that "foaf data is part of the semantic web", not
> "foaf data is available from the semantic web."  But I wouldn't be
> shocked to hear the second form (corresponding to #3), so,
> ... whatever. :-)
> 
>       -- Sandro
> 
> 
> 

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