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Re: call to arms

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:51:07 +0200
Message-ID: <u2w1f2ed5cd1004050551s83671d43t63d5ef4261e3bd6a@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
So basically no-one in the Semantic Web community has a clue about
mailing lists. That is quite cool in itself.

On 5 April 2010 14:45, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com> wrote:
> Lots of different ideas. Still the one thread. About time someone
> change the subject.
>
> But if it gets up to a hundred, I have something to tell my neighbours.
>
> On 5 April 2010 14:37, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
>> 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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