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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: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:23:05 -0400
Message-ID: <40D1A949.7030806@acm.org>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Curses!  I guess this means the jig is up.  We've been found out.  Time 
for us liars to get into a more productive line of work, like patenting 
pronouns or criticizing the Semantic Web, before this guy stops 
complaining to the liars about their lying, and figures out how to 
contact NSF, DARPA, the SEC, and the Federal Trade Commission (just to 
mention a few US agencies).


PS:  I am lying.

Jean-Luc Delatre wrote:

> 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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