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Re: Freenet, distributed search and simple RDF queries

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 08:06:16 -0800
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To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, <tech@freenetproject.org>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 09:50 AM 2/3/01 -0500, Dan Brickley wrote:
>lack of obvious business models

Aha! The business model is that we've all become so rich that just during 
one lifetime I've gone from hitch-hiking downtown to save the nickel bus 
fare to use for a bag of popcorn to blithely planning another flight to 
Amsterdam so I can get that curry mustard on the potatoes. Starlight is 
ample and information will be ambient later this year.

"build a huge database of everything on the Web ever" is in fact already in 
place - it's called "the Web". It's a database whose 
indices/categorizations/fields/+ are a bit crippled, but 
"indexing-forensics" may rescue us!

We're faced with the Greek atomicist's notion that there is an 
irreducible/unarguable/axiomatic/+ basis for *all* "knowledge" 
(particularly Webstuff) that is pretty widely accepted as (at least in some 
variant) "the triple".

Like the scales of a reptile or a bird's wing feathers, these co-mingle in 
ways that make something very different from themselves. The tough part is 
that the former shed and the latter moult.

How we gonna moult?

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