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RE: Deserted Island Sem Web reading list

From: Michael Hopwood <michael@editeur.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:35:13 +0100
To: Mike Dupont <jamesmikedupont@googlemail.com>, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
CC: Denny Vrandečić <denny.vrandecic@wikimedia.de>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
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At the risk of becoming repetitious, this is the kind of "business case" that Unglue.it is aiming at:

http://www.teleread.com/tag/unglue-it/ - see the comments on these threads for some back-and-forth about paying for books for yourself, for the world, for specific groups of users... translation comes up, as does the need to create techie manuals for various audiences...

From: Mike Dupont [mailto:jamesmikedupont@googlemail.com]
Sent: 13 September 2012 16:28
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program
Cc: Denny Vrandečić; public-lod@w3.org; semantic-web
Subject: Re: Deserted Island Sem Web reading list

I agree,
we need such a package for kosovo/albania. We need to deliver the resources in an offline format. they need to be open so that they can be translated. No company will ever pay to translate to Albanian, there is no market.

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com<mailto:metadataportals@yahoo.com>> wrote:
The deserted island (in the global IT infrastructure) is the metaphor for exactly a place for which "access to internet AND academic publications in a library AND science journals in a library AND off-the-shelf paperbacks via online vendors" does not apply.

And unfortunately the poor souls in exactly such a predicament cannot get a raft to leave.

This is the fate of billions of people around the world in terms of the available IT infrastructure to them.

James Michael DuPont
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