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

From: Ziv Hellman <ziv@unicorn.com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 16:18:26 +0200
Message-ID: <6194CD944604E94EB76F9A1A6D0EDD2310CBBA@calvin.unicorn.co.il>
To: "David Allsopp" <dallsopp@signal.dera.gov.uk>
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. 
> 
> One can't assume that people will pick a solution just 
> because it's the
> most elegant. 
>

Yes, there always is an "argument by reference to Microsoft" against
elegance, I reckon ...  
Received on Monday, 21 May 2001 09:19:31 UTC

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