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Re: call to arms

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 21:48:03 +0200
Message-ID: <p2u1f2ed5cd1004011248i843ae6b7x16effae258f96362@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Ok, take a person from say 1980, tell them what the Web is about, ask
them what they want from it.

Transport them to 2010. I suspect they would be disappointed on
certain fronts, but pretty happy with one or two things, most likely
awesomised in general.

Now take a person from 2000 and transport them to the year 2030. They
by now know a fair bit about what the Web is about, but...the Web
might have changed.

What do you reckon at this rate?

If we can't awesomise the next generation, surely we're doing the
previous a disservice?

On 1 April 2010 21:35, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 30 March 2010 01:21, Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net> wrote:
>>> Danny has been one of the most convincing evangelist for years. We need more.
>> I can't let such flattery go to waste.
>>> ACTION: Tell a story to people.
>> Yup. But a *real* story - where are they?
> There are lots of kinds of story. We have lots of positive ones to
> tell, but especially amongst ourselves we need to tell a few 'well, I
> tried it but it didn't work too fine in this context' stories. Part of
> having the technology mature is finding a niche, and figuring out the
> areas in which it doesn't really flourish. In
> http://www.slideshare.net/danbri/when-presentation-849447 I was urging
> that we dig a bit more carefully into these various situations where
> people have tried RDF and backed away. Examples I touched on there
> were Mozilla, Joost and Dopplr, cases where initial enthusiasm fizzled
> for various reasons. Maybe I'm being too downbeat, but it's just a
> form of impatience because many of the things I want to build / do
> will be much more fun when this infrastructure is more mature, and I'm
> fed up with waiting. We're getting there :)
> cheers,
> Dan

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