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   Re: [xml-dev] Semantic Web permathread, iteration n+1 (was Re: [xml-dev]

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"DuCharme, Bob (LNG-CHO)" wrote:
> >> Google is to "the semantic web" as CompuServe was to "the web".
> >Google is to "the semantic web" as Cleveland is to Xanadu.
> I'm not sure of the intent of this analogy--is it supposed to imply that the
> semantic web is much more wonderful than Google, or that, like Xanadu
> (Coleridge's or Ted Nelson's), the semantic web is simply a well-documented
> fantasy that won't ever exist, as opposed to an existing entity where people
> get real work done, like Google and Cleveland?

Or simply that Google is mundane (apologies to those who live in
Cleveland) ;)

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Strategy and Technology Consultants to the World

> Or better yet, continuing with the parallels to Nelson's Xanadu and Len's
> SGML/HyTime analogy, did you mean that the semantic web is something that
> will inspire great ideas that get implemented in a different, more practical
> project?
> Bob
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Kind Regards,
Joseph Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton


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