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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 - Postyour c omments

From: David Price <david.price@eurostep.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 20:41:24 +0100
To: "'Jean-Luc Delatre'" <jld@club-internet.fr>, "'Pat Hayes'" <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: <kaw@swi.psy.uva.nl>, <acl@opus.cs.columbia.edu>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, <www-annotation@w3.org>, <ontology@fipa.org>, <seweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at>, <semanticweb@yahoogroups.com>, <irlist-editor@acm.org>, <daml-all@daml.org>, <ontoweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at>
Message-ID: <000201c454a3$187093d0$d2054439@esukpc20>

It's a shame that the extremists are always the ones talking when it comes
to politics and technology. If people want to carry on with the personal
attacks, please do so in private, and stop wasting our time using these
exploders.

David Price

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org [mailto:www-rdf-interest-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jean-Luc Delatre
> Sent: 17 June 2004 20:00
> To: Pat Hayes
> Cc: kaw@swi.psy.uva.nl; acl@opus.cs.columbia.edu; www-rdf-interest@w3.org;
> www-annotation@w3.org; ontology@fipa.org; seweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at;
> semanticweb@yahoogroups.com; irlist-editor@acm.org; daml-all@daml.org;
> ontoweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at
> Subject: Re: [seweb-list] A discussion: Is semantic web an old fashioned
> idea?Is it bubble, unworthy or an interesting research area - Postyour c
> omments
> 
> 
> Pat Hayes a écrit :
> >
> > >
> > >Is the Semantic Web a realistic endeavour
> > >or just a SCAM aimed at collecting funds
> > >from research, VCs or otherwise?
> >
> > This is not a rational debating topic: it is a paranoid rant.
> 
> No, no, this is "Stratagem 8" from Arthur Schopenhauer's "The Art Of
> Controversy"
> http://coolhaus.de/art-of-controversy/erist08.htm
> 
> :-))
> 
> > By phrasing your point, if you have a point, in these terms, you are
> > accusing a large number of hard-working and serious people (such as
> > my good self) of dishonesty.  I don't choose to listen to this
> > garbage any more.
> 
> Then you choose not to make any sensible response anymore.
> And THIS was among the points I made too:
> 
> JLD>> I have NEVER, EVER, seen any meaningfull
> JLD>> response from the Semantic Web "pushers".
> 
> > Congratulations. Your emails have now been promoted to the status of
> > spam by my email filters.
> 
> Oh, please...
> This is Stratagem 38
> http://coolhaus.de/art-of-controversy/erist38.htm
> 
> And somehow, you lost,
> but that was not the purpose of my argumentation.
> 
> I really mean to listen to some VALID points in support
> of the grandiose aims of the Semantic Web.
> If any such arguments can be made.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> -- Jean-Luc Delatre
> 
> P.S. We already had some previous clash.
> Do you remember my question about a hat?
> Think about it...
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