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Re: [ontolog-forum] The class of the planet Venus

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:34:52 -0400
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On 7/13/12 12:56 PM, John F Sowa wrote:
> A big difference is that Haystack was a research project that used
> all the W3C recommendations, it had the full backing of the W3C,
> and it had access to the latest R & D at MIT.  But FaceBook was
> an engineering project.  It used very simple methods for storing
> and managing data, and it did not use any W3C conventions or any
> R & D from MIT.
> An even more important difference is that FaceBook had a clear
> vision about their intended users, a simple GUI, and easy methods
> for users to enter and access information.  In that sense, it was
> closer to Tim's small group at CERN back in 1990.
> As Fred Brooks said in_The Mythical Man Month_, "Beware the man who
> is designing his second system.  Instead of the original small, clean
> little system, he succumbs to the temptation to put in all the features
> that he didn't have the time or funding to include in the first system."
> John    (01)

John,    (02)

But also remember, Facebook is one of the largest publishers of Linked 
Data on the Web. They actually publish said data in JSON and Turtle 
formats [1]. Thus, they have adhered to TimBL's Linked Data meme, which 
in of itself is reflection of what he intended for the Web from the 
onset. It just so happened that HTML over achieved on the bootstrap side 
of things and utterly skewed critical aspects of the original vision :-)    (03)

Links:    (04)

1. http://bit.ly/NzfyF0 -- what Facebook teaches us about non disruptive 
Linked Data bootstrap  .    (05)

--     (06)

Regards,    (07)

Kingsley Idehen 
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