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Re: Job opening: Director of Wisdom Retrieval in Dept. of Web Semantics

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 01:46:38 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJg2qDa+5HZ8+emk-xMyhW5HFnY0Qy-heaN-_OD82N_xg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, W3C Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
On 1 April 2017 at 22:01, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:

> And wishes for a fruitful April Fools Day to you too, Sarven.
>
> In personal conversations with Marshall McLuhan's Natural Language
> Programming Script Watson was running last year, I brought up the "leaping
> tall buildings in a single bound" requirement.  Apparently, Watson is
> playing dumb about this requirement now.
>
> The requirement has incremental implementation safety hazards and just
> plain dangerous for the novice Director of Wisdom Retrieval.  Elevators do
> not always go to the top, as we all know.
>
> This is outrageous !!!  I want everyone to know this was my idea not
> Watson's.  He stole my business method for cautionary warnings.  Patented,
> mind you.  My Solicitors tell me that this "Watson" creep is as vulnerable
> as a Lime Jello(tm) Armadillo crossing a West Texas Highway.
>
> The only other paltry evidence, from a Web Site rife with tired and
> emotional rants:
> "Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by
> public incredulity."
>

Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase "cliché to archetype"

There is no better example in technology of this principle than the
Semantic Web going mainstream.

Nobody will be surprised.  They will only ask, "why did it take so long?".
:)


>
> -- H. Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)
> (http://marshallmcluhan.com/mcluhanisms/)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Gannon
> --------------------------------------------
> On Sat, 4/1/17, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca> wrote:
>
>  Subject: Job opening: Director of Wisdom Retrieval in Dept. of Web
> Semantics
>  To: "Linking Open Data" <public-lod@w3.org>, "W3C Semantic Web IG" <
> semantic-web@w3.org>
>  Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12:17 AM
>
>  [Forwarding on behalf of Dr. McLuhan of the
>  Department of Web Semantics
>  at University of Risa]
>
>  # Director of Wisdom Retrieval and
>  Dissemination
>
>  The Department of Web Semantics at
>  University of Risa is an established
>  team of researchers and post-docs,
>  looking for a new Director to help us
>  ensure the Web catches on. We
>  specialise in converting public funding
>  into carefully guarded, irrefutable
>  knowledge, entrusted to profitable
>  third parties who ensure exclusive
>  access. To this end, you will lead us
>  in conducting pioneering research in
>  Web Science and Semantic Web
>  technologies in preparation for a
>  semantics-driven future.
>
>  365 Month Fixed Term Contract,
>  Full-Time
>
>  Application closing date:
>  2017-04-01T23:59:59-12:00
>
>
>  ## Required Qualifications
>  In addition to the following required
>  qualifications, candidates must
>  have 35 years of experience in Web
>  Science or in related disciplines.
>
>  * Experience with Semantic Web
>  technologies, including RDF, SPARQL, OWL
>  reasoners and mailing lists
>  * A working knowledge of all W3C
>  specifications and IETF RFCs
>  * Ability to generate complex diagrams
>  and slideshows
>  * Understanding the necessary hashtags
>  * Ability to jump through hoops
>  * Good handwriting
>
>
>  ## Responsibilities
>  * Generating spurious correlations and
>  supervising authorship of
>  academic papers
>  * Correcting LaTeX syntax and
>  compositing PDF documents
>  * Ensuring documents have the right
>  fonts and margins, and conform to
>  other arbitrary third-party publisher
>  constraints (50% of allotted hours)
>  * Establishing Web of Trust
>  * Overseeing SOP, CORS, Web security
>  and credentials issues, and ink
>  levels in our department printers
>  * Choosing between http and https for
>  namespaces
>  * Converting our hot URIs to cool ones
>
>
>  ## Equal Opportunities Policy
>  University of Risa is an equal
>  opportunities employer and is committed
>  to the employment policies, procedures
>  and practices which do not
>  discriminate on grounds such as
>  favourite RDF syntax, text editor
>  preferences, tabs vs spaces, position
>  on HTTPRange-14, opinion on
>  schema.org, belief on the existence or
>  utility of blank nodes, past W3C
>  Working Group involvement, whose side
>  you are on in the EME debate, or
>  other technological orientations and
>  memberships.
>
>
>  ## Application Procedure
>  Candidates should submit (email or fax)
>  a screenshot/photo of their CV
>  and cover letter (1x Postcard maximum),
>  or mail a printout to:
>
>  University of Risa
>  c/o Subspace Green Recycling
>  742 Evergreen Terrace
>  Springfield, US
>
>
>  -Sarven
>  http://csarven.ca/#i
>
>
>
>
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