a rose by any other name or internal war in Corcyra?

John Markoff

“One great way to start a fight in a crowded Silicon Valley cocktail party (and there are a lot of them these days) is to mention Web 3.0.” John Markoff


What Is The Best Name For It?

by: Brad Feld Feld Thoughts / Oct. 20, 2007

John Markoff suggests there is a looming battle of semantics between Web 3.0 and semantic web. Markoff summarizes by saying:

‘There is no easy consensus about how to define what is meant by Web 3.0, but it is generally seen as a reference to the semantic Web. While it is not that much more precise a phrase, the semantic Web refers to technology to make using the Internet better by understanding the meaning of what people are doing, not just the way pages link to each other.’

“I’ll take it up a notch. Let’s toss ‘implicit web’ into the mix and expand it beyond just ‘what people are doing’ and ‘the way pages link to each other.’ It’s not only about people and pages – it’s about getting the computer to figure out a lot of stuff for you based on what you – and people that you ‘trust’ or ‘find relevant’ do. You could be cynical and just assert that this is the way our friend the ‘social graph’ finds its way into the mix of Web 2.0. Or — you could keep playing –the way we are planning to at Defrag — and say something all encompassing like …”

(full piece)

Referenced Source: BITS: What I Meant to Say Was Semantic Web
Primary Source: Feld Thoughts




Newcomb’s commentary: Juliet’s plea to Romeo

“Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.” Juliet






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