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last updated at 2003-05-11 23:13
burtonator: Very similar to RSS 1.0
crysflame: kinda linked from the ThreadsML people, seems to be what they speak of
crysflame: see also
zool: by burtonator... i am confused by this: If we used RSS instead of a new RDF format we can support existing aggregators but note that this is a "wishlist" application and not a normal "news" application.
zool: i'd like to juxtapose this with danbri's writings about FoafNews.
zool: the point about autodiscovery is interesting, desire to not waste bandwidth laudable, but seems very much based on a document-centric, document-crawler philosophy
zool: Finished Now ... Mappings from RDF, RDFS, and OWL to CL abstract syntax.
zool: wow
Jhendler: nothing to do with Sem Web, but a story worth sharing none-the-less
zool: cf monkey documentation (and what-if an infinite amount of monkeys were networked together?)
zool: a taxonomy of artificial life
zool: this could be expressed in OWL, thus completing the circle :)
Profiles: The Controller
AaronSw: Nicholas Lehmann, New Yorker, May 12, 2003
AaronSw: (a profile of Karl Rove)
AaronSw: "Meanwhile, technological developments--[...]in particular a data technology called XML--have made it possible for political organizations to have much richer information about individual voters. It used to be that you could find registered Republicans and registered Democrats, or heavily Democratic and heavily Republican precincts, but that was about it.
AaronSw: "Now, because XML cross-references previously incompatible databases, you can easily blend electoral and commercial information (gleaned, for example, from mail-in product-warranty cards) and identify the people in Republican precincts who are most likely to vote Democratic, or Republican voters who can be moved by a specific appeal on one issue but not by the Party's main over-all TV-ad pitch.
AaronSw: "(In the 2002 Georgia governor's race, the Republicans were able to use pro-Confederate-flag material with rural voters without the major media markets noticing.)"
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