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People Writing

The Turbulent Waters of Families and Writing

In my trip last week, I started out with no specific destination — just a general need to get out on the road, have some time to myself, to think. I first thought about heading to Boston, but decided Spring is a better time to visit the East, so I headed west. I then thought […]

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Web

The turbulent waters of RSS

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I was pleased and rather surprised to see so many comments attached to my posting on RDF. As to be expected with recent discussions, the thread soon turned to issues of RDF/RSS. That’s cool. What isn’t cool is something such as this by Morbus Iff and Dave Winer’s absolutely atrocious […]

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Just Shelley

The Pend Oreille Loop

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Through an afternoon spent fighting torrential rains and aggressive truckers, I’m finally in my own comfy chair, computer on lap, and — wonders! — an internet connection. A week of not being connected, and my emails are still downloading. Hopefully I won’t accidentally delete anything important. This last week I […]

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Semantics Technology

RDF: As simple as A, B, C

When IĀ demonstratedĀ a very simplified RDF/RSS model last week, in the comments attached to the post, Ziv asked the following question: One question of an RDF newbie: Why do we need that (rdf:Description) element? Why can’t we simply put the @rdf:about attribute on the (item)? As I started to answer the question in the comments, I […]

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Specs

RDF: Simple as A, B, C

Recovered from the Wayback Machine (and spelling corrected). When I demonstrated a very simplified RDF/RSS model last week, in the comments attached to the post, Ziv asked the following question: One question of an RDF newbie: Why do we need that (rdf:Description) element? Why can’t we simply put the @rdf:about attribute on the (item)? As […]