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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 - Postyour c omments

From: Jean-Luc Delatre <jld@club-internet.fr>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 20:59:43 +0200
Message-ID: <40D1EA1F.AB07602F@club-internet.fr>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
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, semanticweb@yahoogroups.com, irlist-editor@acm.org, daml-all@daml.org, ontoweb-list@www1-c703.uibk.ac.at

Pat Hayes a écrit :
> >
> >Is the Semantic Web a realistic endeavour
> >or just a SCAM aimed at collecting funds
> >from research, VCs or otherwise?
> This is not a rational debating topic: it is a paranoid rant. 

No, no, this is "Stratagem 8" from Arthur Schopenhauer's "The Art Of Controversy"


> By phrasing your point, if you have a point, in these terms, you are
> accusing a large number of hard-working and serious people (such as
> my good self) of dishonesty.  I don't choose to listen to this
> garbage any more.

Then you choose not to make any sensible response anymore.
And THIS was among the points I made too:

JLD>> I have NEVER, EVER, seen any meaningfull
JLD>> response from the Semantic Web "pushers".

> Congratulations. Your emails have now been promoted to the status of
> spam by my email filters.

Oh, please...
This is Stratagem 38

And somehow, you lost,
but that was not the purpose of my argumentation.

I really mean to listen to some VALID points in support
of the grandiose aims of the Semantic Web.
If any such arguments can be made.

Kind regards,

-- Jean-Luc Delatre

P.S. We already had some previous clash.
Do you remember my question about a hat?
Think about it...
"Sacred cows make the best hamburgers."
 http://perso.club-internet.fr/jld/  -- GSM: +33 6 11 24 06 29
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