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Re: Some use cases

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 09:24:21 -0600
Message-ID: <3C065325.301540E3@w3.org>
To: las@olin.edu
CC: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Lynn Andrea Stein wrote:
> Now the message I was going to send Dan....
> Interesting.  I had to leave the telecon before the HW was discussed,
> but I did read the assignment.  Several times, in fact.  It wasn't until
> I'd read it after Dan's message, and then reread it once more again,
> that I saw the parenthetical phrase:
>     (written responses earlier to mailing list encouraged)
> I did my homework, but I understood the (first) deliverable to be a
> readiness to participate in the brainstorming today.  I've thought about
> what I'd look for in an ontology language, and about my use cases, but
> I, for one, didn't realize that I was expected to share them on the
> mailing list rather than in the telecon.  I am extremely sympathetic to
> Dan's concern that this group will only succeed with the active
> participation of its members, but also believe that expectations must be
> clearly spelled out.  With all due respect, prior posting of use cases
> wasn't.

Quite. I read more into the homework message than was there.

I don't think of teleconferences as the time to actually do work;
I think of email as the primary mechanism for technical exchange;
I think of teleconferences as just a weekly sync point,
a natural deadline for sending mail messages ;-)

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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