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Re: RDFa in 10sec

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 10:18:02 +0100
Message-ID: <45D4254A.3050309@w3.org>
To: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org, public-swd-wg@w3.org
This is not my elevator pitch, but David Wood's. I am not sure he reads
this mailing list, so I just forward his idea:

Think of a credit card. Your name, expiry date, cc number is on it with
nice golden letters, the card itself may have all kinds of colours and
pictures. That is for the human. If you run it through the card reader,
all the essential data is also available for a machine.

© David Wood:-)


Hausenblas, Michael wrote:
> After the hot and tekky class/role debate, something 
> to cool down:
> How would you explain RDFa to someone that is not
> into it, in 10sec?
> I guess my take to give a not-so-tekky answer would be:
> Imagine a magic ink on a paper. With a special kind
> of glasses you can actually see the things written
> on the paper with the magic ink.
> HTML is the paper and RDFa is both the magic ink and
> the special kind of glasses.
> Any other try?
> Cheers,
>        Michael
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