Enquire - WWW - Semantic Desktop/PersonalDataWiki? do you agree?

Dear Tim,

My Current Task is somehow tricky:

I am pitching our company Gnowsis to investors. It makes an Enquire-Like
Semantic Desktop, a personal semantic web. It seems investors
only understand anything on the level of "we do twitter for dogs" or "it
sells crowdsourced clothes via mobile phones".

So Tim, as Elder of the Web, I turn to you for an expert opinion to
reassure we do a useful thing.

Here are the Statements I patch together from "weaving the web" etc.:

Enquire - linking everything bidirectionally is an
entire new way of writing.
I guess you also realized that the system changes the way you look at
things and your

WWW - give everyone a tool (read/write) web that everyone
can publish information. The links are first unidirectional and untyped
and will be typed
"later", once the RDF riddle was solved in 1999.

SemanticDesktop/PersonalDataWikis/PersonalSemanticWeb - we finally give
the peoples the
Enquire that Tim already used in the distant and mysterious past.
The first distributable results are NEPOMUK-KDE, PesonalDataWikis,
Personal Data Lockers, and services around this idea of personal
semantic web services for personal information management.

The question:
Is this THE idea?

Do you agree this is a sensible thing to do?

If yes, then my argumentation to investors and to myself is:
"TimBl basically inventend blogging, wikipedia, and twitter with the
idea of a read/write WWW, which it originally always included. You can
trust that guy to be clever. You can also be assured this was around
before, some ideas for millenia, some since Memex.
Now Gnowsis works to realize the proto-idea - Enquire. There must be
something going on here. Dear Investors, look at it, spend some time
understanding what happens here with technology and then invest."

Sometimes I feel like Frodo and together with Bernhard "Sam" Schandl we
go alone to Mount Doom ("Microsoft Outlook") to finally throw the Ring
of RDF into its center, to crack it open to the web. Then I see you guys
over at the Minas Tirith of LinkedOpenData and data.gov and the battles
Martin Hepp fights with GoodRelations and ... there is hope :-)

ok, looking for interesting answers
Leo Sauermann, Dr.
CEO and Founder

mail: leo.sauermann@gnowsis.com
mobile: +43 6991 gnowsis

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Received on Thursday, 18 November 2010 07:28:14 UTC