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Re: RDF-powered SVG-iconic site?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 01:32:25 +0100
To: "Ryan Shaw" <ryanshaw@sims.berkeley.edu>, "Libby Miller" <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: "Conrad Roche" <conrad.roche@gmail.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <opslursbshw5l938@saturne>

I don't know what is still available as written documentation (beyond a  
few pamphlets that I have sitting around - if you like I could send you  
one in the post).

But the basic goal was to provide a site for people with serious learning  
difficulties or intellectual disabilities, which would allow them to find  
things of use or interest on the Web.

I believe that the basic reason for it closing was a lack of available  
funding, although I don't know. I hope to talk to Jonathan Chetwynd, who  
developed it over about 5 or so years, and find out more, soon.

There were quite a lot of ideas behind it, and some more that were in  
development when it closed down. I am not sure if people are interested in  
more detail - let me know :-)

(It is sadly missed, not just by the many people for whom it was a really  
valuable tool).



On Mon, 07 Feb 2005 09:27:50 -0800, Ryan Shaw <ryanshaw@SIMS.Berkeley.EDU>  

> Peepo--that's what I was thinking of. Unfortunately, as you pointed out,  
> it is now closed. Do you know if there is any information about what the  
> purpose of the site was and how it worked?
> Ryan
> Libby Miller wrote:
>> Maybe also thinking of peepo.co.uk? That's now closed.
>>  Jim Ley has an SVG search site for people:
>>  http://jibbering.com/codepiction/
>>  and also a noun search:
>>  http://jibbering.com/rdfsvg/search.1?noun=Beer
>>  (I think some of jim's images rely on photos from my site, which is  
>> currently down. So some of the pages may look a bit empty temporarily.)
>>  Libby
>>  On Sun, 6 Feb 2005, Conrad Roche wrote:
>>> Ryan,
>>> Are you looking for the foafnaut [1]?
>>> Its deals with people, but has a behavior similar to what you've  
>>> described.
>>> [1] http://foafnaut.org/
>>> cheers
>>> Conrad
>>> On Sat, 05 Feb 2005 16:07:19 -0800, Ryan Shaw
>>> <ryanshaw@sims.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> Sometime last year I saw, someplace on the web, some sort of Semantic
>>>> Web demonstrator site that consisted of SVG icons for things like cars
>>>> and beers, which when clicked on would link to related icons... does
>>>> this ring a bell with anyone? I can't remember the salient details to
>>>> find the site again. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, please  
>>>> let
>>>> me know.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Ryan Shaw

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