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Re: connections

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:02:38 +0200
Message-ID: <n2x1f2ed5cd1004170202p1f37df6bp4d1e83712ecf1a53@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Apologies Pat, thanks Lee for seeing and rephrasing the questions I
was trying to ask.

I've not read the rest of the thread yet, but as Lee says, the data
that is now available (in semweb-friendly forms) is pretty darn good.
So far so good.

On 17 April 2010 08:13, Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net> wrote:
> Seems to me that Danny's email is pretty straightforward: what is the
> utility of all of these billions of triples of (primarily) linked data that
> are being published on an almost daily basis? What can/are people doing with
> them that are impacting lives or jobs or what have you? We've made huge
> strides in publishing data, but it seems (to Danny, though I can't say that
> I disagree) that useful ways to consume the published data are still
> lacking. Which would lead me to question:
>
> 1) is that proposition true? if not, what are the useful ways to consume
> linked data?
>
> 2) if the proposition is true, why? does it have to do with the quality of
> the data? the content of the data? the access mechanisms available? lack of
> problems to be solved? a dearth of UX or application design perspectives
> that overlap with linked data awareness? is there a lack of business models
> to drive people to build useful applications? ...
>
> Lee
>
> On 4/16/2010 10:47 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>
>> Danny, I agree, Some things certainly do seem annoying. For example, I
>> keep getting these weird emails from some crazy guy who talks apparently
>> at random about kennels and peas and other completely disconnected
>> topics, if that is indeed what they are, all apparently (to coin a
>> phrase) full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing.
>>
>> Have you ever thought of, like, expressing what you want to say in,
>> like, connected English sentences that mean something?
>>
>> Pat Hayes
>>
>>
>> On Apr 16, 2010, at 12:10 PM, Danny Ayers wrote:
>>
>>> I know I got a bit snarly the other night, but some things do seem
>>> annoying. I wish to know where the nearest kennels are, that could
>>> work. For another example, the life sustaining drugs. Where it is best
>>> to plant my peas (too late). Datasets... where is the crossover?
>>>
>>> Folks have been really good at exposing things, but the utility is way
>>> behind.
>>>
>>> A million triples or when I should plant tomato seeds..?
>>>
>>> I see only minor signs of utility, serendipity seems such a long way off.
>>>
>>> Grumbling,
>>> Danny.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> http://danny.ayers.name
>>>
>>>
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