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Re: Introducing Semgel, a semantic database app for gathering & analyzing data from websites

From: Mike Bergman <mike@mkbergman.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:17:30 -0600
Message-ID: <5009687A.8040901@mkbergman.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Kingsley,

On 7/20/2012 5:30 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 7/19/12 9:13 PM, Mike Bergman wrote:
>> +1
>> On 7/19/2012 6:37 PM, glenn mcdonald wrote:
>>>     Remember, this is the Linked Open Data (LOD) forum. We've long past
>>>     the issue of *demand driven* over here, re. Linked Data.
>>> There's a difference between solving an issue and just refusing to
>>> address it any more. Pity there isn't a another forum for generating
>>> actual demand as reliably as this one supplies scorn.
> Mike,
> What problem are we refusing to address, as exemplified by :
> http://semgel.com/ .
> If I am missing something here, I would like to know what it is. Of
> course, I might have completely overlooked something, so I am always
> open to correction.

Sebastian Schaffert's response addressed this well. I also comment in 
various ways on this topic on my blog as frequently as the muse strikes me.

The reason I simply commented by "+1" is that I did not want to 
contribute to what are often lengthy polemics as to what the "community" 
is or believes or purports. As best as I can tell there is no true 
community here, but a diverse set of players with diverse interests and 
perspectives. If you follow my writings closely you know that I see 
linked data as a useful and often desirable technique, but not a means.

In your enthusiasm and cheerleading you as often turn people off as 
inspire them. You too frequently take it upon yourself to "speak for the 
community". Semgel is a nice contribution being contributed by a new, 
enthusiastic contributor. I think this is to be applauded, not lectured 
or scolded. Semgel is certainly as much on topic as most of the posts to 
this forum.

There is a reason I and Structured Dynamics no longer comment or 
participate on these forums. If I hear from others correctly, our 
perspective is shared by many.

I will not comment further on this thread.

Thanks, Mike



Michael K. Bergman
CEO  Structured Dynamics LLC
Received on Friday, 20 July 2012 14:18:27 UTC

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