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Re: [seweb-list] A discussion: Is semantic web an old fashioned idea?Is it bubble,unworthy or an interesting research area - Post your c omments

From: Jean-Luc Delatre <jld@club-internet.fr>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 12:49:01 +0200
Message-ID: <40D1771D.16286618@club-internet.fr>
To: "Vandendriessche, Frederik" <frederik.vandendriessche@eds.com>
Cc: kaw@swi.psy.uva.nl, acl@opus.cs.columbia.edu, www-rdf-interest@w3.org, www-annotation@w3.org, ontology@fipa.org, seweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at, irlist-editor@acm.org, ontoweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at, daml-all@daml.org, semanticweb@yahoogroups.com

"Vandendriessche, Frederik" a écrit :
> I'd be great if those believing only in the hype surrounding the semantic
> web sign a contract for life stating they will never use or try reap
> benefits from the use of the semantic web.
> ;-)


This is NOT an argument!
This is just a threat, kind of intimidation (pretty ridiculous...)
nothing to do with the substance of the matter to be debated:

Is the Semantic Web a realistic endeavour
or just a SCAM aimed at collecting funds 
from research, VCs or otherwise?

Kind regards,

-- Jean-Luc Delatre

P.S. I assumed you meant "those believing [the semantic web is] only hype"
"The Internet treats censorship as a
malfunction and routes around it."
 -- John Perry Barlow
 http://perso.club-internet.fr/jld/  -- GSM: +33 6 11 24 06 29

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jean-Luc Delatre
> Sent: 17 June 2004 07:54
> To: Miltiadis Lytras
> Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org; www-annotation@w3.org;
> acl@opus.cs.columbia.edu; kaw@swi.psy.uva.nl; daml-all@daml.org;
> ontoweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at; seweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at;
> irlist-editor@acm.org; ontology@fipa.org; ontology@cs.umbc.edu
> Subject: Re: [seweb-list] A discussion: Is semantic web an old fashioned
> idea?Is it bubble,unworthy or an interesting research area - Post your
> comments
> > Miltiadis Lytras a écrit :
> > In AIS SIGSEMIS we do believe that no technology not even theory is
> > panacea. For this reason we do believe in dialogue. I decided to
> > initiate an interesting discussion concerning your perceptions and
> > ideas for SW.
> In spite of lots of critiscism of the Semantic Web floating around, I have
> NEVER, EVER, seen any meaningfull response from the Semantic Web "pushers".
> They just stick to the used car salesman trick, ignore the questions and
> keep spitting out the hype as fast as you can. The hype question arised
> years ago and has been given quite sensible answers:
> http://www.jroller.com/comments/deep/Weblog/is_the_semantic_web_hype
> http://www.agwright.com/writing/semantic_web_041602.html
> http://www.kmentor.com/socio-tech-info/archives/000330.html
> These are just the 3 top pages out of 5360
> from Google search for "semantic web"+hype (ROTFL :o))
> But, but, I do not believe anymore that the Semantic Web is a hype bubble:
> The Semantic Web is a SCAM, plain and simple!!!
> The Semantic Web "pushers" are knowingly fooling the public
> and the research funding commissions.
> Apart from a few innocent souls like Danny (who does not get any budget, are
> you Danny?) and the top dog TBL himself, who is probably driven by
> delusions of grandeur about a "second coming",
> they KNOW they are lying about the feasibility of the kludge.
> But it's so hard to get a job or a budget nowadays...
> Cheers,
> -- Jean-Luc Delatre
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