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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  
Summary: A new company wants to build the equivalent of domain names and the DNS system for the internet of things. It fills a need, but is it the right approach?
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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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we have been trying to understand the power of #socialmedia  wrt  #election2012  including comparing sentiment+emotions to polls: preliminary results: http://twitris.knoesis.org/election/insights/
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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.)
Top Five Reasons Why Computer Scientists Should Support Obama. The upcoming election will significantly impact science and technology. Here are some specific things which the Obama administration has ...
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Webbies! Help me help a friend

I'm trying to help out a friend -- she was accused by a disgruntled employee of a charge, she was cleared (and he was ordered to stay away from her by a judge),
unfortunately, the NY Daily News wrote a little squib about her when she was charged (she was accused of govt fraud and they love that) and since she has an unusual name, that's the top thing that comes up when you google her -- and she wants to know what to do.
The case was a year or so ago, so no paper would be interested, but Daily news has such high rank that they remain the top hit.
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Yeah, she tried - there was an article about her exoneration (and that the person who accused her was fired for lying) but it didn't mention her by name so it is not easily Google-able, I sent a message to the guy who wrote it suggesting he amend the old article with her name in the "metadata" (which would help), but no answer yet...
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very happy that more hotels in US are offering free wifi - now if they'd only pick that up in the EU...
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I have found that, for many tasks, tethering my laptop to my phone for internet access is adequate. Assuming your phone has internet access, that is...
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Geek meets nerd -- first time in years I've had tape on my glasses :-)
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yeah, hit the market just after I got mine...
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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/
Below is my imaginary open letter to Sergei Brin, the co-founder and owner of Google. Dear Mr. Brin: As an avid......
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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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Great Double rainbow over Lyon France at the end of the WWW 2012 meetings. Beautiful town and a great conference....
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hmm, I now have more followers here than FB, but less than twitter. If I go with the conventional wisdom that FB users are the general public, G+ users are mainly techies, and twitter users include lots of crazies, this definitely says something about me. I'm still trying to figure out what :-)
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yeah - and most of my followers on G+ are nearly naked young women, so it must be the rock star thing!
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