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

From: Azamat <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 23:03:55 +0300
Message-ID: <005601c8ac8f$a6b41660$010aa8c0@homepc>
To: "'SW-forum'" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>

Nice but not wise. A leader must be able to see things through.

---- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
To: "Dan Brickley" <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 1:52 AM
Subject: Re: off-topic on Beijing Re: BOF meeting on Semantic Web Search 
Engines at WWW 2008


>
> 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/
>>
>
> 
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