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Re: Semantic Web gTLDs

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 13:54:36 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0510080454w265e9889l69b67284ef97af81@mail.gmail.com>
To: muguet@ensta.fr
Cc: sauerkrautragout.13358628@bloglines.com, semantic-web@w3c.org

On 10/8/05, Dr. Francis MUGUET <muguet@ensta.fr> wrote:

> On the contrary, it would bring momentum to a cold engine.

I honestly can't see how, because it involves extra work and seems to
increase fragmentation, which if anything would reduce momentum.

> SW is unknown to the general public, SW seems an old stuff that was
> announced by Tim Berners-Lee eons ago with great fanfare,
> and now seem ( in the eyes of the public ) a dinosaur...

In my experience, outside of very specific circles "Semantic Web"
means nothing to anyone. Probably not something you'd mention on a
first date. "Web 2.0" may be a marketing term, but it should save some
embarrassed silences (The "Web of Data" vs. "Web of Documents" line
may be useful too, if you get that far...).

But in Web programming circles I believe I've observed a significant
(non-linear) increase in interest over the past year or so.  It might
still only be idling, but I think the engine's far from cold.



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