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Re: Do these folks know about RDF?

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 15:00:30 -0700
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To: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>, "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
Cc: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>, RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 09:26 PM 5/25/01 +0100, Dan Brickley wrote:
>Semantic Web Modesty Front

I don't know whether to sign up for the SWMF or not. The Scientific 
American article authors apparently haven't. I got a strong "Real Soon Now" 
from hearing TBL's speech at XML 2000.

Several months ago I posed a "when?" to this list and because I have a 
project that is finally flowering after 20 years persistence, I am able to 
judge these things with some experience behind me.

This is not AI. That was one of those "six months away" things with people 
holding down the skirts up which they were blowing smoke. If the question 
is "will it scale?" the answer is that a version of it already has. When 
the Web Tiles are as cheap as smart credit cards they will practically 
"paper the planet". A couple billion numbered signs will go a long way 
towards unifying our "where" and the Web, Semantic or otherwise will do the 
rest - already can!

I go with "RSN" and "6ma" is no longer in the hunt.

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