I met today with Jim Wissner, Chief Architect and co-founder of my company, Radar Networks. Jim started the company along with me and Kris Thorisson several years ago when we were just a few guys doing futuristic R&D. Jim has been working for a few months on a "secret project" in his spare time, and today I finally got to see it.… Read More “Jim Wissner's Latest Semantic Web Creation Rocks”
This article on XML.com is a very good summary of the benefits of RDF and SPARQL — two of the key technologies of the emerging Semantic Web.
I’ve been saying for quite some time that the first thing the Semantic Web will accomplish is “doing for data what HTML did for documents.” HTML made it possible for everyone to publish, access and connect documents on the Internet. RDF and OWL — the languages of the Semantic Web — make it possible to do the same thing for data records — structured fragments or collections of data.… Read More “Doing for Data What HTML Did for Documents”
Nice article in Scientific American about Gordon Bell’s work at Microsoft Research on the MyLifeBits project. MyLifeBits provides one perspective on the not-too-far-off future in which all our information, and even some of our memories and experiences, are recorded and made available to us (and possibly to others) for posterity.… Read More “Capturing Your Digital Life”
If you are interested on what computer user-interfaces are going to feel like in the future — you must see this video of a demo of a new multi-touch computer monitor. This is amazing technology — and the various demos themselves are interactive artworks in their own right.… Read More “Wow! Watch this Multi-Touch UI Demo Video”
ZDnet’s Dan Farber, just blogged about the Semantic Web meme —
Back to Web 3.0. There will be one, and it has been associated at this point with concepts of the semantic Web,
derived from the primordial soup of Web technologies.
… Read More “Article about the Semantic Web by Dan Farber”
Danny Ayers and Henry Story both posted thoughtful replies to my Meaning and Future of the Semantic Web essay. A few comments to their points below…
This post is not to be taken too seriously. I’m not actually advocating for the strategy outlined below. Just pointing out that it is taking place already, at least in iTunes.
One thing I’ve noticed about iTunes on Windows XP is that it is a massive resource hog — especially when starting the application, but even worse, when exiting it.… Read More “Hassleware — A New Strategy To Make Users Not Close Your Software”
This online video preview of the upcoming Web-based organizer, Scrybe. The app has an unusually elegant and innovative AJAX interface. It’s beautifully designed. Watch the video.
This critical article by an ex-World of Warcraft player is a real sign of the times — the kind of article that people will read in a few hundred years as a window into our particular moment in history. The author reached the highest levels of the game and found that it was ruining his life as well as the lives of other players.… Read More “Sign of the Times – View from the Top of World of Warcraft”