[FoRK] Meta-Slashdot. Next-gen Web: so slow as to be unusable? ; -)

Contempt for Meatheads jbone at place.org
Thu May 20 12:44:17 PDT 2004

/. is running this:

Web Redesigned With Hindsight
Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday May 20, @02:42PM
from the just-give-me-two-way-links dept.
Randy Sparks writes "Tim Berners-Lee has been speaking about his vision 
for the Web. He proposed the Semantic Web six years ago and it's taken 
that long for the W3C to ratify his plans for Resource Description 
Framework (RDF) and the OWL Web Ontology Language (OWL). Effective the 
Semantic Web is the Web as we know it put into database form and with 
added metadata. You can read more about it over on MacWorld and see a 
Semantic Web proof-of-concept at the Web Archive."


Interestingly, if I hit the link to the mentioned Web Archive ( 
http://w3photo.org/ ) --- it just spins, and spins, and spins, takes 
minutes to load on a fast pipe.  Apparently the "Semantic Web" (cough) 
is either very slow or offers no relief from the dreaded Slashdot 
Effect. ;-)  (Yes, yes, of course.  I'm being flip.)  (NB:  I'm just a 
little concerned about what folks that haven't been lurking or 
participating in the Semantic Web discussion for years are going to 
draw from this...)

I'm amused that Slashdot is running this --- or that MacWorld is 
writing about it.  What's news, here?


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