John Cowan wrote: > Simon St.Laurent scripsit: > > > I give up at this point. The SW people are welcome to write whatever > > they want, and I'll stop pretending that it affects me. The REST people > > have taught me a lot about the value of lots of nouns and few verbs, but > > at this point I find their definitions too constraining. Can I have > > some adjectives, please? I don't just want a pony, I want a red pony. I > > might even want the red pony. > > Fine, but if you are not careful you will wind up with _The Red Pony_, > an excellent work of fiction by John Steinbeck. This has the advantage > that it will not crap under your Christmas tree. > Bingo! If you understand what John wrote, you understand the _primary_ motivation of the Semantic Web - you don't want something that is merely labelled _The Red Pony_ rather you want a specific red pony having specific characteristics (eats hay, has four legs, gentle disposition etc.) Jonathan
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