Archive for June, 2004

EFF: Intellectual Property Archive

Sunday, June 13th, 2004

They defend freedom in the digital world! If that isn’t enough to make them worth paying a visit, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has archives of information covering issues such as intellectual property, copyrights, patents, and Internet governance.

EFF: Intellectual Property Archive

Gnet: The Dream

Sunday, June 13th, 2004

Good design smoothly handles all situations, and good planning considers them! Not only can you create indexes and directories that are not owned by corporations – you can even join your own grassroot urban wireless network:

Gnet: The Dream

Tim Berners-Lee’s semantic web

Tuesday, June 8th, 2004

The man who invented the WWW wants to give it a boost by making it easier for machines to understand what’s what. The ‘semantic web’ is a mark-up language that builds on XML to enable machines to identify and ‘understand’ relationships between web-based data and resources..

The idea has been in development for many years – it isn’t exactly news – and it hurts my head, but it merits a look.

Following are four links that may help explain the concept of the ‘semantic web’:

San Francisco Chronicle: Horizons expand for inventor of Web Berners-Lee’s codes could revolutionize Internet searches

Nature: Scientific publishing on the ‘semantic web

Business Week: The Next Web

Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: The Semantic Web — A new form of Web content that is meaningful to computers will unleash a revolution of new possibilities