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RE: autobahn

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 21:06:33 +0200
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A001CACE6D@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Danny Ayers" <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Danny Ayers wrote:

>Unashamed madness.
>
>In the sense of Kraftwerk, good tune.
>
>Pop music only very few people listen to. But notice when you hear
>"industrial ambient" in the television programmes. Millions of people
>hear that.
>
>The genres of technology seem very similar to me.
>
>Bear with me,
>
>Although we see good songs in the NoSQL or something, coders basically
>wind up using things like RDF in their day-today life. This is how you
>connect machine to humans (I had to say that to justify the subject
>line).

Then this might have been a better match:

  <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWVAiXNnauM>

It's in our decade (although the original tune is much older), and it's
provided publicly and in an open way, and it finds itself in close touch
with the masses, and, apparently, the masses really do love it.

For those not familiar with the German language (it's Kraftwerk, afterall):
The song is about data, computers, and a lot of related and interrelated
real world issues. But let's forget about the technicalities for the moment,
it's simply a great song, isn't it? :-)

Enjoy,
Michael

>
>I've lost that thread now, but I do reckon there is one.
>
>Cheers,
>Danny.
>
>
>--
>http://danny.ayers.name


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