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2005-03-17
Semantic Web Round Up

I've written a few entries about the Semantic Web already, but since my deadline is nearing on my essay for the MSc. course I'm doing, I've started rounding up a few links that I think is worthwhile sharing as well.

That's a debate that seems to be getting ...

2005-03-17
Last time I used a typewriter (and other old tech)

I was just passing by the stationary cupboard, and purely by chance I noticed a bunch of bottles of tipex, and thought to myself "wow, are anybody actually still using that?"

I came to the conclusion that the last time I had used it must have been the last time I ...

2005-03-17
Collective Type: Cooperative font design

Devon Strawn: Collective Type, Wikis, and Eigenmedia pointed me to Collective Type, a project to explore what happens if you let random people affect a font design. Each character in the final font will be composed of a combination of 255 images ...

2005-03-17
Say it with software art...

... at runme.org, a fascinating collection of links to things like Perl poetry, and evil abuses of C (aka Duff's device).

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2005-03-17
Are religious beliefs inherited?

A study by U Minn researchers claim that at least your predisposition to being religious is at least in part genetically determined.

Randall Parker over at Future Pundit comments on the study, saying amongst other:

"If any of the Minnesota researchers ...

2005-03-16
The lowercase semantic web

Tantek Çelik and Kevin marks have a presentation titled Real world semantics covering micro formats and other building blocks of a "lo-tech" version of the semantic web focusing on an evolutionary, developer led approach rather than the committee approach.

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2005-03-16
Make your customers work for you

Brian over at FutureWire has written a short article called Smart Companies Putting Their Customers to Work based on this article over at the Economist.

Harnessing advanced customers is ...

2005-03-16
Danny Ayers: XML and/or RDF

Danny Ayers have another great article on RDF, using Amazon's OpenSearch Description Document. He briefly ties it in to FOAF and DOAP (a RDF schema describing a vocabulary for describing an open source project).

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2005-03-16
Giving balanced feedback - How not to be a jerk

Our the years I've been involved in the design and planning phases of a long range of projects, and I've always been very outspoken because I tend to have a lot of opinions about both strategic issues and technical issues surrounding the projects I get involved with.

However, it took a ...