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Mozilla Labs Aurora mock-up depends on RDFa/uF-like technology

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 14:28:08 -0400
Message-ID: <48ADB3B8.2020209@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa Community <public-rdfa@w3.org>

Mozilla Labs announced a pretty cool new browser concept dubbed Aurora.

It's pretty flashy and integrates some experimental UI concepts that are
questionable. However, one of the fundamental, underlying principles of
the browser is the concept of data portability. The idea that you own
your data and can pipe, mix and match data from different websites was
key to the browsing/collaboration experience.

I caught myself thinking "You'd use RDFa/uF to do that... and that...
and that" throughout each video. Here are the direct links to Vimeo
WebHD content:

Aurora - Part 1 - Collaboration, History, Data Objects, Basic Navigation

Aurora - Part 2 - Geo-location-based browsing

Aurora - Part 3 - Integrating Web w/ Physical Environment (also, sexism)
http://www.vimeo.com/1481810 (non-WebHD)

Aurora - Part 4 - Personal Data Portability
(bonuses: copious diversity and "the liberal agenda")

-- manu

Manu Sporny
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Bitmunk 3.0 Website Launches
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