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Re: Why do you want to do that?

From: Denny Vrandečić <dvr@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 17:17:36 +0200
Message-ID: <48A1A990.50809@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
CC: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@pioneerca.com>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>, KR-language <KR-language@YahooGroups.com>

Agreed, I drop this argument. It's really a matter of tools probably,
since most people won't write RDF and OWL with Notepad anyway... So the
"normal user" in this case are probably the people writing tools using
RDF as an exchange standard.

The argument was wrong. It should rather be "Is it practical, helpful
and/or necessary to stick to the difference between Eagle_class and
Eagle_individual in order to achieve my goals?" And this, indeed, may
have very different answers depending on your goals, I am afraid.

Hopefully not procrastrinating but learning,

Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> On Aug 12, 2008, at 10:48 AM, Denny Vrandečić wrote:
>> I mean, heck, the normal user hardly understands the difference between
>> the <strong> and the <b> tag in HTML, and we want him to figure out the
>> difference between Eagle_class and Eagle_individual?
> What is a normal user? If we designed the net so that "normal users"
> understood details of the protocols and security measures, do you think
> that would work?
> I've never been particularly moved by this sort of argument.
> -Alan
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