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RE: Why Triples? (was Re: What do the ontologists want)

From: Danny Ayers <danny@panlanka.net>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 21:01:22 +0600
To: "Ziv Hellman" <ziv@unicorn.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>

  But if the Semantic Web is going to be useful to both people and machines,
and not just machine-readable protocol, then aesthetics are going to play a
role whether you like it or not. Make two tools available for the people,
one taking aesthetics into account and the other not, it seems bloody more
likely that the crowd will gravitate towards the aesthetic one. Remember,
the Semantic Web is eventually going to have to play to sell-out crowds if
it is going to fly.

  As I understand it, the corpus of the Semantic Web will only be useful to
machines (the metadata etc. will be expressed in machine-understandable
format, without necessarily any concern for human aesthetics). It will be up
to agents (search engines upwards) to provide the human interface.
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