RE: Why is RDF hard?

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From: S. Mike Dierken (
Date: Tue Aug 15 2000 - 08:07:11 PDT

What is the relationship between RSS and the old CDF?
They always looked really similar to me. All the 'history of RSS' pages
never mention CDF.
If CDF is simple, and RSS is simple, and RSS gained traction because it is
simple, why didn't CDF gain traction?

I'm not trying to be obnoxious (today), I've just always been curious why
people (sort of) flock to RSS but never mention CDF.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Winer []
> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 7:27 AM
> To: foRK
> Subject: Why is RDF hard?
> This landed on the Web today, I had nothing to do with it. Synchronicity.
> Gotta love it. ;->
> Stop and think XML fans.
> Imho, RSS gained traction because it's simple.
> Taking it into RDF-Land is the biggest boner ever.
> When will XML people get that there are other people out there who don't
> share their love abstraction piled on abstraction.
> Dave (Math major, graph theory, yes I get it, I love abstraction,
> but I'm a
> commercial developer who gets no pleasure from creating things that no one
> uses.)

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