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Re: off-topic on Beijing Re: BOF meeting on Semantic Web Search Engines at WWW 2008

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 18:52:27 -0400
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A5220064-4B64-4E12-B823-591452FC0366@w3.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>

Nice post. +1

On 2008-04 -25, at 05:36, Dan Brickley wrote:
> It's a big planet, and many of its (our...) governments do truly  
> hideous things to people in other parts of it.
[...]

> There are other, better ways to reach people, persuade people of  
> evidence, showing people what life elsewhere is like. And figuring  
> out how to improve those mechanisms is 100% on-topic for this list:  
> the Semantic Web is a project to improve the Web so that it better  
> reflects what is happening in the world around us, a world seen  
> through layers competing, interlinked claims and counter-claims.  
> (Anyone who tells you otherwise has got lost in the detail.)

[...]

>  I firmly believe the Web will mature to give us a better claim- 
> based, provenance-based infrastructure for evaluating such claims.  
> But it'll take time, and every year that passes without it is one in  
> which people will remain dangerously misinformed about the world  
> around them.
[...]
> Dan
>
> --
> Semantic Web IG chair
> http://danbri.org/
>
Received on Sunday, 27 April 2008 22:53:01 GMT

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