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Re: ANN: Semantic Web in SciAm

From: Robin Cover <robin@isogen.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 18:01:19 -0500 (CDT)
To: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
cc: RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1010411174506.367B-100000@grunt>
Yes, and as a complement, the current issue of CACM
(Communications of the ACM) 44/4 has the theme
"Agent-Oriented Technology for Telecommunications."

It includes a couple articles on agents for
e-commerce applications.  Too bad there are so many
skeptics eager to ridicule; this *is* going to happen,
because the goals can be articulated reasonably and
clearly, and the solutions are tractable given today's
hardware/software tools, together with object and
agent models.  The sooner we believe that objects
(agents, components, whatever) can "know" things,
the better.

Congratulations to the authors, and kudos to SA for
publishing the article!

Robin Cover
XML Cover Pages
http://xml.coverpages.org/

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On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Aaron Swartz wrote:

> I apologize in advance if someone else has already pointed this out, but I
> found it so interesting I just had to share. Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler
> and Ora Lassila have an article in next month's Scientific American magazine
> on the Semantic Web:
> 
> http://www.scientificamerican.com/2001/0501issue/0501berners-lee.html
> 
> The article is, I believe, one of the first to use stories as examples to
> illustrate the technical points. This could be the public-interest article
> that we've been waiting for.
> 
> I'll try to follow up with comments.
> 
> Cheers to all the authors for getting this out there. Hopefully we won't be
> overrun by newbies. ;-)
> 
> -- 
> [ Aaron Swartz | me@aaronsw.com | http://www.aaronsw.com ]
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2001 19:09:59 GMT

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