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Re: erasing relevant data

From: carmen <_@whats-your.name>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 20:05:29 -0400
To: SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090625000529.GA30842@x.hsd1.ma.comcast.net>
> > If the Semantic Web had addressed these three issues from the  
> > beginning,
> > it would have been integrated into the mainstream of data processing  
> > in
> > about 3 or 4 years.  Today, we would have seen some truly spectacular
> > applications.
> 
> Baloney.  What evidence exists that the problem is technology, as  
> opposed to cost, requirements, and politics (of putting data online)?   
> Integrating/rationalizing heterogeneous data is hard work, and always  
> has been (even when the data being integrated was *entirely* in  
> relational databases).
> 
> > The SemWeb still has a chance, but it has to be integrated with the
> > mainstream of data processing before it can become the mainstream."
> 
> Certainly true.  Let me offer a couple more truisms:
> 
> The Semantic Web still has a chance given the number of dedicated and  
> smart people working on it.

and on the other side of the coin, we have Twitter, removing <a> from the party

http://bit.ly/sMsfI3fd ought ot be enough for anyone

> 
> The S*m*ntic W*b has *no* chance as long as those who believe in it  
> don't develop their own specs and software that demonstrate all the  
> purported advantage of doing it that way (whatever it is).
> 
> --Frank
> 
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