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RE: More On the Semantic Web (or: is RDF any good?)

From: Sean Luke <seanl@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 11:51:17 -0500 (EST)
To: Gordon Joly <gordo@dircon.co.uk>
cc: Matt Jensen <mattj@newsblip.com>, William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>, Craig Pugsley <craig.pugsley@mimesweeper.com>, "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "'semantic-web@w3.org'" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0011081149580.11520-100000@jifsan.cs.umd.edu>
On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, Gordon Joly wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, Sean Luke wrote:
>
> > Let me propose the glass-is-half-empty scenario, which I think to be much
> > more likely: network effects also prevent systems from being adopted.  If
> > ABCNews.com were to *not* support a semantic standard, then I now have
> > more of an excuse to *not* spend all that time supporting this standard on
> > my own site. I think the right way to view the PNG situation is that it
> > didn't take off like a rocket *despite* having no nework inertia to hold
> > it down.  This causes Luke's First Law :-), namely quality is inversely
> > proportional to popularity.
> 
> Browser support? As I user, I like PNG but my browser does not support
> it. Is that it?

Hmm... browser support is a form of network effect.  Okay, so PNG might be
moved into glass-half-empty evidence category.

Sean
Received on Wednesday, 8 November 2000 11:51:18 GMT

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