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Re: [seweb-list] A discussion: Is semantic web an old fashioned idea?Is it bubble,unworthy or an interesting research area - Post your comments

From: Jean-Luc Delatre <jld@club-internet.fr>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:03:22 +0200
Message-ID: <40D1423A.9E2A350@club-internet.fr>
To: Miltiadis Lytras <mdl@eltrun.gr>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, www-annotation@w3.org, acl@opus.cs.columbia.edu, kaw@swi.psy.uva.nl, daml-all@daml.org, ontoweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at, seweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at, irlist-editor@acm.org, ontology@fipa.org, ontology@cs.umbc.edu

> Miltiadis Lytras a écrit :

> In AIS SIGSEMIS we do believe that no technology not even theory is panacea. For this reason we do believe in dialogue. I decided to initiate an interesting discussion concerning your perceptions and ideas for SW.

HARD LUCK!

In spite of lots of critiscism of the Semantic Web floating around,
I have NEVER, EVER, seen any meaningfull response from the Semantic Web "pushers".
They just stick to the used car salesman trick, ignore the questions and keep spitting out the hype as fast as you can.
The hype question arised years ago and has been given quite sensible answers:

http://www.jroller.com/comments/deep/Weblog/is_the_semantic_web_hype
http://www.agwright.com/writing/semantic_web_041602.html
http://www.kmentor.com/socio-tech-info/archives/000330.html

These are just the 3 top pages out of 5360 
from Google search for "semantic web"+hype (ROTFL :o))

But, but, I do not believe anymore that the Semantic Web is a hype bubble:

The Semantic Web is a SCAM, plain and simple!!!

The Semantic Web "pushers" are knowingly fooling the public
and the research funding commissions.
Apart from a few innocent souls like Danny (who does not get any budget, are you Danny?)
and the top dog TBL himself, who is probably driven by 
delusions of grandeur about a "second coming", 
they KNOW they are lying about the feasibility of the kludge.

But it's so hard to get a job or a budget nowadays...

Cheers,

-- Jean-Luc Delatre
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