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Jim Hendler
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Web Scientist and Semantic Web Evangelist
Web Scientist and Semantic Web Evangelist

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Geek meets nerd -- first time in years I've had tape on my glasses :-)
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I will date myself when I tell you that some number of years before Berners-Lee hit on the Web, I was lucky enough to have lunch with Ted Nelson, who has a design that was close.  Ted thought people woudl love the idea of using "handles" (like in CBs) where they could pick names and be known by them on this new hypertext system.  It didn't work - and it is clear, in retrospect, why - not scalable - you need a 'list' somewhere of all the unique handles and need to look them up.  Some years later, Bob Kahn, of internet fame, developed a scalable version of something like handles, using a model more similar to Web DNS - and there's now a version more URL like - see http://www.handle.net/ for details - but you are probably already familair with them - the DOI's used by publishers use this approach - you still need some "coining" authorities, but the system becomes distributed... IoT would be a lot better served by something that is based on the scaling needs of the system, than the idea of making money off of people paying for names...  I don't know details of this solution - but strikes me that there's a bit of not learning the lessons of history possibly happening here...
Hmm, Not too sure I like this one, I need to think about it more.  Would love some feedback on the topic and some opinions from others!

#linkedData   #iot   #InternetOfTHings  #RFID #uniqueidentificaton #semanticweb   #SemanticComputing   #semanticTechnolgy  

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The Rabbi at my shul couched a recent sermon/blog entry as a letter to Sergey Brin -- I just thought I'd mention that here in case any of the various of you who are my one-link away from him thought it worth mentioning :-)  [and actually, the Rabbi's idea isnt' a bad one, although I suspect it would be a non-Google website to do it]
 (and hey, even a cease and desist message would be a win...)

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-new-internet-idea-google-divine-images/

Invite came through this time - thanks and hi all...

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Shout out to Peter Norvig for a great FAQ on the election -- http://norvig.com/election-faq-2012.html

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Pres Obama did a reddit AMA today -- check out these quotes at the Computer Scientists for Obama blog site.

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My top five reasons why I think computer scientists should support Obama in the coming election:

1) Opposition to SOPA (and PIPA)
2) Creation of "We the People"
3) Cleaning up Government Spending on IT
4) Creation of Data.gov and other Open Government Web sites.
5) Support for research and education in general, and computing research in specific.

see more details at http://computerscientistsforobama.blogspot.com/

(The opinions expressed in the referenced material are my own and do not necessarily represent the view of any current or former employer.)

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Great Double rainbow over Lyon France at the end of the WWW 2012 meetings. Beautiful town and a great conference....
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