[REBOL] Re: The future of the web will be based on personal computing
From: gregg:pointillistic at: 22-Mar-2007 13:10
EOC> Just to keep the conversation flowing, here's a blog post titled:
EOC> Why the Semantic Web Will Fail.
EOC> The author (not me) makes some interesting points about the big
EOC> corporate players on the web and how they're out to exploit you
EOC> and appropriate your content for their advantage.
I agree with the author on the basic premise that there are a lot of
people out there who are more concerned about themselves, than about
helping others. I can speak first-hand about how features designed to
help people share and collaborate were met with *enormous* resistance,
and what people asked for was the ability to collect data that they
could use to protect themselves without exposure.
I win, you lose; that's OK.
We both win; that's OK too.
You might win, and there is a remote chance that I might lose; forget
We both lose; that's better than you winning and me losing.
Or maybe I'm just feeling cynical. :\