t byfield on Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:50:59 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Critique of the "Semantic Web"

reto@gmuer.ch (Wed 12/19/07 at 10:40 AM +0100):

> This is the wrong assumption that makes the further critique of the
> Semantic Web missing the point. The semantic web is not about building
> one big upper-ontology but about supporting many (usually very small)
> ontologies. The domains of those ontologies may overlap or not. A user

Web 2.0 is a massive expropriation of the integuments of subjectivity, so 
you and your "social networks" can be sold^W I mean *licensed* back to you. 
And The semantic web is a cottage industry for people to explain what it 
"really" means. From 2003:


     Subject: <nettime> the semantic web for beginners
     From: t byfield <tbyfield {AT} panix.com>
     Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 12:53:47 -0500

     or: M*ke M*ney F*st as a part-time ontological envelope-stuffer!


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