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Re: PRIMER: Aaron and Sean's short outline

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 11:13:42 -0500
Message-ID: <3C1A2536.26AC9405@mitre.org>
To: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
CC: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, eric miller <em@w3.org>, www-archive@w3.org
It seems to me that the first 3 sections of this outline map pretty well
to the first 3 sections of mine (am I right?), which is a good sign.  It
also seems like my section 4 material (plus some other things;  what
else do you have in mind?) could then go nicely into section 5 of this

A quibble:  "Boss says we need an RDF export for our sprockets right
away [developer now needs to be convinced]"! You wish!  


Aaron Swartz wrote:
> Here's a little bit we've put together:
> http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?RdfPrimerOutline
> Rdf Primer Outline
> A document being done by SeanPalmer and AaronSwartz.
> 1. Sales Pitch
>     Narrative: Boss says we need an RDF export for our sprockets right away.
>     Why should I be using RDF anyway? What's this document going to tell me?
> 2. Right on! Wait a sec... what's RDF?
>     Introduction to basics of RDF.
> 3. What's this Resource thing?
>     Introduction to URIs and Resources.
> 4. But Bob says that's what XML is for!
>     Introduction to uses of XML and self-describing documents.
> 5. So let's write some RDF...
>     Writing out information and data into RDF formats.
> 6. Where do I go from here?
>     RDF is developed by the W3C, but there's a large independent community,
> lots of apps and implementations. (Lots of pointers to related material.)
> N.B. From here on down, it would be suitable to segue into the RDF Cookbook
> stuff; once they are able to deal with rudimentary serializations concepts,
> it should be a simple matter of guiding them through the rest.
>  - Introduction to developing schemas.
>  - More advanced stuff with DAML and WebOnt.
>  - Proof and digital signatures.
> --
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