Re: A bit of bomb throwing....

From: Michael McDougall <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 09:21:21 -0500

Zack Rosen wrote:

>> Researchers are not some idle pool of labor looking for work. They
>> have specific aims of their own and they have to please the people
>> who fund them. David Huynh is working on a PhD. I'm sure he wants to
>> make Solvent a rock solid and wildly popular tool, but if it comes
>> down to pleasing users or finishing the PhD, he's probably gonna
>> pick the the PhD--as he should.
> Sure this is how academia works. I get that. But this model simply
> will not be an effective vehicle for creating the semantic web.
Agreed. What I don't get is why you demand that academia create your
semantic web. Academia doesn't implement wide-scale architecture like
that--that's the kind of thing engaged hobbyists and industry people do.

Received on Tue Jan 17 2006 - 14:20:56 EST

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