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Re: IPTC starts testing the News Revolution

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 07:45:13 -0800
Message-ID: <43C3D689.5020307@gorge.net>
To: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org

Misha Wolf wrote:

> Windsor (United Kingdom), 10 January 2006 -- Sharing and accurately 
> describing news will take a giant leap forward this month

> Developed by a consortium of more than 40 of the world's major news 
> agencies and news system vendors, NewsML 2 Architecture is based on 
> the wildly popular XML markup language.
> The basic goal of the NewsML 2 Architecture is to provide a single 
> generic model for exchanging all kinds of newsworthy information.

Just what we need, yet another "consortium" of those in hierarchies that 
represent the problem rather than the solution. A "single generic model" 
and "major news agencies" are ideas that seem more like our enemy than a 
worthwhile goal.

This is exactly why "hierarchies/ontologies/'major'" are evil.

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