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RE: Tim BL Semantic Web article in Scientific American
- From: "Al B. Snell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 16:00:44 +0100 (BST)
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> No fear. Just an understanding that
> nothing that starts simple stays simple
> and marketing hype often hides a lack of
> knowledge, an unwillingness to know
> or even agendas too off-putting to
> talk about.
Yeah. There's a conversation I can see happening in marketing departments.
TECH: We've made a new RPC protocol, improving on the real time response
of ONC RPC
SALES: What's an RPC protocol?
TECH: It allows computers to use each other's facilities over the
network. It's kinda like buying stuff by mail order.
SALES: Our company's revolutionary new technology allows your fridge to
buy more food when you run out!
> slightly stumbling walk won't send you
> on to your bum... but at the end, all
> I get is an *ugly girl*.
Nicely put :-)
> pervasive public systems. Nabster and the dot.bomb
> to name only two have dramatically shown the results of
> "turning the world upside down" and shaking out the change.
I wouldn't like having to write one of these intelligent agents, either...
Alaric B. Snell
http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/
Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software