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Re: The first sentence

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 11:13:34 -0800
Message-ID: <3DBD8C5E.8040906@robustai.net>
To: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
CC: "www-rdf-comments@w3.org" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

Aaron Swartz wrote:

> On Monday, October 28, 2002, at 08:29 AM, Seth Russell wrote:
>
>> The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a language for 
>> representing information on the Internet.
>
>
> What is "the Internet"? If I use RDF to transfer information over a 
> crossover Ethernet cable on Mars, is that information "on the 
> Internet"? How about: 

> The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a language for 
> representing information.

+1

> That's not really true, though. It's not a language, it's a format, 
> but really a framework. And it doesn't really represent information, 
> it encodes it.
>
> The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is framework for describing 
> resources. 

Shades of Gertrude Stein  ... "A rose is a rose is a rose ..."

Seth Russell
http://radio.weblogs.com/0113759/
Received on Monday, 28 October 2002 14:14:08 GMT

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