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Re: Request for FPWD via RDF WG of JSON-LD Syntax and API specs

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 17:09:59 -0400
Message-ID: <4FBFF527.7090106@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
On 5/25/12 4:48 PM, David Wood wrote:
> On May 25, 2012, at 11:50, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> On 5/24/12 10:47 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
>>> 2) The Linked Data folks who see RDF as too complicated and desire
>>>   something simpler.
>> Do you mean Web developers that see RDF/XML as too complex and don't 
>> necessarily *sense* or buy into the notion of an RDF data model 
>> distinct from a collection of expression syntaxes and data 
>> representation formats?
>> There's nothing complex about a triple or quad modulo the kind of 
>> syntactic obfuscation demonstrated with aplomb by RDF/XML.
> To be fair, there are many who see the jump from a name-vale pair to a 
> triple as being too complex.  The only way around that problem that I 
> know of is to show them solved use cases.  *shrug*
> Regards,
> Dave
Juxtapose a triple in N-Triples and RDF/XML. 100% of the time folks will 
get it. Then embellish with practical use cases.

The basic triple is so easy to understand because its a signing system 
that aligns nicely with natural human intuition. Entities have names 
(denotations) and are endowed with discernible characteristics, 
projected via a perception medium. The wonderment of our *minds* takes 
care of the REST :-)



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