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RE: The Semantic Web... in Haiku

From: <john.nj.davies@bt.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 09:08:52 +0100
Message-ID: <5104D4DBC598D211B5FE0000F8FE7EB2151417B9@mbtlipnt02.btlabs.bt.co.uk>
To: sandro@w3.org, sean@mysterylights.com
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Referrer and then
referent - the two should not
be blurred like Fuji in rain

Reification
Fractures this reality;
Scientists do that.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandro Hawke [mailto:sandro@w3.org]
Sent: 06 October 2002 15:19
To: Sean B. Palmer
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject: Re: The Semantic Web... in Haiku 




> http://infomesh.net/2002/swhaiku/
> - An Introduction / to the hard Semantic Web / in simple Haiku

Oh my god, you're a complete nut!    :-)

Wonderful, but:

>  (Terms are also called:
>  Resources, Articles, Things;
>  it rains synonyms).

I beg to differ!   Terms==Names==Identifiers==URIRefs
            and    Resources==Things==Objects
but the two should desperately never be confused with each other.
(Sometomes we treat names as things, as with reification and Herbrand
interpretations, but that's hardly the general case).

I'd try to say in a Haiku, but I'm too intimidated.

Well, maybe I'll try anyway:

   Terms are names for things:
   identifiers or "words";
   their meaning is key.

   Things called "resources":
   whatever you talk about;
   give them good web names.

Ah well.  I tried.   :-)

    -- sandro
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