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Re: longevity of names

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 09:53:25 +0200
Message-ID: <9d93ef961003300053l125b9028ya1b18af214d9413d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Cc: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi Karl and all

I posted something along those lines a few months ago
Replace the specific "URI" by the more generic "name" or "identifier" and
you get the idea : duplicate, duplicate, and duplicate!

Let hundred flowers blossom etc.


2010/3/30 Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net <karl%2Bw3c@la-grange.net>>

> Le 25 mars 2010 à 00:14, Danny Ayers a écrit :
> > Do we care? Life expectancy of data, boys and girls?
> ok, a bit of linked data sci-fi ;)
> Life = bio. What do bio-organism do well: reproduce (with small mutations)
> and multiply
> What makes libraries very powerful in the era of book-as-an-object? Copies
> of the same book in many places.  Is data life expectancy related to the
> number of copies of this data. I tend to believe a bit to that.
> What makes data fragile on the Web, not that much that they change names
> (it's happening and it's painful) but I would say more specifically the
> unique copy for each of them.
> For example, I think my Web site is on my laptop, on my server, and maybe
> some pages saved on some computers somewhere. But The most amazing thing
> being the backup copy that my mother has done of all my blog posts on…
> paper. Print!
> P2P is somehow very robust because distributed.
> It is easier to have copies of Usenet posts than say Web pages.
> Mailing-lists are good if people keep them in their boxes.
> The initial archives of the Web discussions were lost until someone got
> them from his own private mailbox.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-talk/
> the archives of 1993 and 1994 are still not back in place at W3C.
> http://1997.webhistory.org/www.lists/
> What saved these data, copies, more than names (URI).
> --
> Karl Dubost
> Montréal, QC, Canada
> http://www.la-grange.net/karl/

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