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Re: JSON Emergency Brake

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:33:57 -0700
Message-ID: <4E53D675.20604@topquadrant.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 8/23/2011 9:05 AM, Thomas Steiner wrote:
>> You are saying that the wrong people might look at RDF/JSON and they might think it's meant for them. I think the correct response to that is *not* to stop working on RDF/JSON, but to make sure that the messaging around the format does not create the impression that it's targeted at them.
> +1 to that argument. Still not sure it causes less confusion.


There seems to be agreement that RDF/JSON is targetted at RDF geeks not 
JSON developers.
RDF geeks are *not* an interesting target audience. If this WG can do 
anything that makes the life of JSON developers a little easier (e.g. by 
not recommending two JSON formats), then a tiny improvement is worth a 
large cost for RDF geeks.

If we are successful there will be say 10,000,000 such JSON developers 
vs 1,000 RDF geeks, of whom maybe 200 want to do JSON, and 100 don't get 
JSON/LD. These guys then have to pay $100,000 for each $1 of discomfort 
to the average JSON developer who has to deal with some RDF because RDF 
is as ubiquitous as HTML.  It is then a simple utility maximization 
problem to stop this work. If we are not successful then the work 
shouldn't be done anyway.

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