Jonathan Rochkind writes:
> There are trade-offs. I think a lot of that TAG stuff privileges
> the theoretically pure over the on the ground practicalities.
> They've got a great fantasy in their heads of what the semantic web
> _could_ be, and I agree it's theoretically sound and _could_ be;
> but you've got to make it convenient and cheap if you actually want
> it to happen for real, sometimes sacrificing theoretical purity.
> And THAT'S one important lesson of the success of the WWW.
Very true and very important. I've seen this stated most succinctly
by Clay Shirky:
"You cannot simultaneously have mass adoption and rigor."
I hope one day I can come up with eight words as pithy as that.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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