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Re: call to arms

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 12:37:21 +0000
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
CC: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EMEW3|9e1b4194be736efcb7db787a8a331014m34Dbo02hg|ecs.soton.ac.uk|C7DF9811.115D9%hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Certainly :-)
And you make a good point: this could have been applied to any emerging
technology; for example, replace "Web" with "Database" circa 1965.

I think we can and should look around for new and exciting applications;
however, Linked Data and Semantic Web Technologies offers solutions to
existing problems of data fusion in the corporate world.

The most interesting thing I have seen in this thread was a little tagged-on
paragraph from Afraz:
------ Forwarded Message
> From: Afraz Jaffri <afrazjaffri@hotmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:26:36 +0000
> To: <semantic-web@w3.org>
> Cc: <danbri@danbri.org>, <afraz.jaffri@capgemini.co.uk>
> Subject: RE: call to arms
<snip> 
> FWIW we have 2 large projects that use linked data 'under the hood' that the
> customer doesn't even realise is there. We have a few more in the pipeline, it
> really is just a matter of time.
This is not an isolated case.

And once a company is using Linked Data internally, it is only a matter of
time before the appropriate subset is made open.

For example this is sort of how qdos came about out of garlik
( http://qdos.com/user/Danny-Ayers/26c95f0c5aeac91c7f54b1914db44f2d )

Best
Hugh

On 01/04/2010 20:16, "Danny Ayers" <danny.ayers@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hugh, may I tweak your post a little:
> 
> The use case:
> My organisation's support staff have decided that the Web
>  is the way ahead.
> They want to replace their document storage with a web site in a seamless
> fashion.
> They ask me for advice, and I point them ... where?
> 
> Where is the site that tells them how to re-target their data layer
> from .doc to HTML?
> 
> Where are the specifications of Web performance, so they can do the
> procurement process (hardware and software)?
> Where are the utilities that help get documents in and out?
> Where are the simple descriptions of ...
> 
> Of course some of these things may exist but I don't know about them - if so
> apologies.
> But remember - the people concerned are just interested in using good
> technology - they really don't want to know about the Web.
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