Truth in irony

29 February 2008

I don't care whether this one-liner was intentional or not, it's just great:

"...not enough people even know what the word 'semantic' means"

BTW, I think Mathew Ingram is wrong. The Semantic Web won't fail because it's dull – it will fail because it relies on everybody supporting the same metadata formats and protocols. Which. Will. Never. Happen. (However, we might still get something that looks like it by merging the concepts from people such as Clay Shirky and Tim Berners-Lee - a number of AI researchers are working along the lines of "we'll take whatever metadata we can get, every little helps").