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 )_v__/\ "Good craftsmanship may not be art, but good art incorporates good craftsmanship" -- Jane MacDonald.