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A Song for the Semantic Web

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 04:04:29 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20071214.040429.262200177.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

        Every Triple is Sacred
        (with apologies to Mony Python)

There are DB designers in the world.
There are OO programmers.
There are Lispers and even logicians, and then
There are those that use ML, but
I've never been one of them.

I'm a true blue RDFer,
And have been since before I was born,
And the one thing they say about RDFers is:
They'll take implementors as soon as they're warm.

You don't have to be a six-footer.
You don't have to have a great brain.
You don't have to have any math knowledge. You're
An RDFer the moment Tim came,

Because

Every triple is sacred.
Every triple is great.
If a triple is wasted,
Tim gets quite irate.

RDF COMMUNITY:
Every triple is sacred.
Every triple is great.
If a triple is wasted,
Tim gets quite irate.

AUTHOR #1:
Let the others spill triples
On academic ground.
Tim shall make them pay for
Each triple that can't be found.

FOAF IMPLEMENTORS:
Every triple is correct.
Every triple is bright.
FOAF USERS:
Tim will let no triple
ALL FOAF:
Away from his oversight.

RDF COMMUNITY:
Every triple is wanted.
Every triple is good.
Every triple bears truth
In a graph's neighbourhood.

AUTHOR #2:
DLs, logic, OOP,
Spill syntax just anywhere,
But Tim loves only RDF, which treats its
Syntax with more care.

RDF COMMUNITY:
Every triple is useful.
Every triple is fine.
STARTUP'S EMPLOYEES:
Tim needs everybody's.
IMPLEMENTOR #1:
Mine!
IMPLEMENTOR #2:
... And mine!
USER:
...... And mine!

W3C TEAM MEMBER #1:
Every triple is beautiful
W3C TEAM MEMBERS #2 AND #3:
Every triple is wed
W3C TEAM MEMBER #1:
To its eternal meaning
W3C TAG:
In the Semantic Web!

W3C COMMUNICATIONS HEAD:
Let the unbelievers produce syntax
For languages complex or plain.
W3C PUBLICATION TEAM:
Tim shall strike them down for
Each triple that's wasted in vain.

EVERYONE:
Every triple is correct.
Every triple is bright.
Tim will let no triple
Away from his oversight.

Every triple is wanted.
Every triple is good.
Every triple bears truth
In a graph's neighbourhood.

Every triple is beautiful
Every triple is wed
To its eternal meaning
In the Semantic Web!

Every triple is sacred.
Every triple is great.
If a triple is wasted,
Tim gets quite iraaaaaate!


See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Every_Sperm_Is_Sacred
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