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Re: Perceived issues with TLS Client Auth

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:04:52 -0400
Message-ID: <50645D04.5000600@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 9/27/12 9:48 AM, Henry Story wrote:
>> All my staff and kids (bar my 5 year old that's getting close) can read and write simple Turtle documents. The can create simple digital sentences that claim:
>> >
>> >## Doc Content Start ##
>> >
>> ><#i> like <#that> .
>> ><#i> know <#thatPerson> .
>> ><#i> made <#that> .
>> >
>> >## Doc content end ##
>> >
>> >After that, they open up a Linked Data browser and just can't stop expanding what started off as a very basic experiment re. self expression. Especially, when the understand the power of cross referencing URIs from DBpedia etc..
> +1 I also think in should be taught in high school as part of a logic course, which could tie in very well with Philosophy and mathemtatics and so of course the internet and computing, and well then everything:-)
> Ben may not know but Turtle is in final call
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/turtle/

Yep! That's way (this summer) as I was pondering how to deal with 
lessons learned from our Linked Data bootstrap, I started off teaching 
my kids (ages: 21, 12, and 5), I wanted to find out how difficult it 
would be for them to take what they already know and reapply in a 
different context. The 21 year old groked it in 30 minutes (he might not 
be representative since he was born into technology i.e., he is a year 
older than OpenLink), the 12 year old took about half a day (the lag 
time had more to do with finding a topic of interest as basis for his 
doc), and the 5 year old was the unexpected surprise as her interests 
started off as a curiosity about the 12 years sudden focus on this 
project etc.. She then proceeded to draw a 5 year old grade entity model 
diagram i.e., nodes and labeled connectors.

Ironically, I was have a conversation about the experiment above with 
@danbri and he mentioned that Leigh Dodds had done something similar, 
years ago, with one of his kids, and he sent me a link the diagram [1], 
I was amazed as it was identical to why my 5 year old had produced.

To me, the greatest lesson remains this: never bet against the power of 
human intelligence and ingenuity, once engaged :-)


1. http://blog.ldodds.com/2008/04/01/teaching-a-six-year-old-about-triples/
2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ldodds/2381025770/ -- the diagram .



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