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RE: [xml-dev] Semantic web?

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 14:13:50 -0500
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE0DF7F5@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: "'AndrewWatt2000@aol.com'" <AndrewWatt2000@aol.com>
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org, www-rdf-comments@w3.org
The trick is enforceable public policies on information collection and dissemination. 
The Semantic Web constitution is a good ideal.   It should be something that 
folks like J. Reagle get involved in, and the W3C heavily promotes. 
Unlike the Deep Linking issue which I find troubling because 
it reeks of the W3C attempting to legislate, this can be a draft policy which 
is promoted to the members of the W3C as a "good to implement" and then 
to the governments as "good to reference normatively".  Of course, like 
gun control, it tends to only keep the honest in line.  But it can be like PICS, a 
sensible policy and makes it clear that when violated, a criminal act 
is conducted and legal remedies are available to the aggrieved.  Like 
Deep Linking, it is necessary for the lawmakers to understand as best 
as they can, the implications of the application of technology.   That way, 
they legislate the application or use and not the technology itself.
In short, the web is a good thing if not applied witlessly.  It seems we 
can never forget the lessons of The Emperor's Nightingale or the 
Rabbi's Golem.

-----Original Message-----
From: AndrewWatt2000@aol.com [mailto:AndrewWatt2000@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 2:04 PM
To: Bullard, Claude L (Len)
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org; sem-web@yahoogroups.com; www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Semantic web?

In a message dated 23/10/2002 18:54:59 GMT Daylight Time, clbullar@ingr.com writes:

Databases leak.

I guess that's what we could call Information Incontinence.

Andrew Watt 
Received on Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:27:31 UTC

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