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   Re: [xml-dev] The perils of P18S (was Re: [xml-dev] Why RDF is hard )

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> On Mon, 18 Nov 2002 08:39:03 -0500, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> 
>  wrote:
> > The W3C (via QNames, URIs uber alles, and now RDDL/RDF) and various
> > people (Liam Quin, for instance) who seem to suggest on a regular basis
> > that adding RDF to the core of XML would improve it.
> This really is the nub of the issue.  Anyone wondering why people involved 
> in the other
> parts of the W3C (or subject to its whims as part of their day jobs, as is 
> Simon)
> often have a knee-jerk, testy, even irrational reaction to various
> aspects of RDF need look no further. Insistence on political correctness
> -- or P18S, it really needs one of these contractions all its own ;-) -- 
> elicits a
> strongly cynical reaction whereever it is imposed, and the Web is no 
> different.

"Political correctness" is an extremely content-free term, so let us please 
just ditch it now.  As I see it used, it means "some idea by someone I 
disagree with for some reason they think they're entitled to have".  Not 
terribly useful in intelligent discourse.

As such, I tend to see the ecent RDF-bashing as PC.  You seem to think of RDF 
itself as PC.  See what I mean?  The term is useless.  Leave it among the 
drags of unimaginative political punditry, where it belongs.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
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