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Eric's Commentary on the Shutdown of MathWorld

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-18 21:35 (permalink)

AaronSw: MathWorld is back!
AaronSw: A long, sad story with a bittersweet ending: MathWorld is back, but they had to agree to some insane licensing requirements.

Fun with spammers

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-18 06:57 (permalink)

AaronSw: How to get rid of spammers and make money on it!

Harry Potter

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-18 06:36 (permalink)

AaronSw: Went to see Harry Potter tonight. The theater was pretty crowded, but not sold out. I thought it was OK. Others thought it should have been longer. They cut a lot of stuff out.
AaronSw: I like how Chris Columbus' company is called 1492 Productions. ;-)
AaronSw: Google helpfully attempts to locate 192 Productions Chris, Columbus, OH. :)
AaronSw: I'm not sure I'd
AaronSw: I'm not sure I'd recommend others to go see it. It didn't make me laugh, cry, think or feel thrilled. It felt more like a Special Effects Demo Reel than a movie.

David McCusker likes N3

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-18 05:36 (permalink)

AaronSw: "(Yes, that means I found a chat session between AaronSw and sbp. :-)"
AaronSw: "It not only doesn't suck, it's good and rational. Kudos, that will work. I can support that without the twinge of horror that RDF in XML gives me."
AaronSw: "I'm happy to see someone who has a feel for real computing language design helped with n3." [...] "If you need help beating up any idiot who wants to subvert the simplicity, I'll consider helping. I know my vote doesn't count for much. But I suspect Aaron might be pleased there's something I don't vehemently oppose in the RDF camp now that the n3 syntax exists."
AaronSw: """Whenever I see RDF examples presented, I always get a mild suspicion that the target market is digital rights managment, since a preponderance of title, author, and copyright often appears in the triples. :-) Thus, the desired inference seems to be "Hey! You owe me money!" :-)"""

Wes Felter Speaks Out

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-18 00:53 (permalink)

AaronSw: To Dr. Gelernter: "Dr. Gelernter, if Lifestreams is so great, why not release a version people can afford?"
AaronSw: To Joel Spolsky's "What does CityDesk do?: "Looks like it creates URLs with lots of digits in them."
AaronSw: He also blogs some Shaney-quotes. I invited Shaney into #infoAnarchy that night...
AaronSw: BTW, Joel, what does this picture have to do with you, software, or painless software management?

The Technology Review Patent Scorecard 2001

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-18 00:51 (permalink)

AaronSw: I can think of a lot of MITers who might not use this for what it was intended for...
AaronSw: I love quotes like these: "An indicator of a firm's speed in turning leading-edge technology into intellectual property, defined as the median age (in years) of the U.S. patents cited as prior art in the company's patents."

Hack the Planet Prime: RDF Torture Test

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-18 00:39 (permalink)

AaronSw: Would you pass the RDF Torture Test?
AaronSw: "For all of the RDF people who aren't teaching us something, let's put them all in bags (in groups of three) and reify them until their URIs bulge out or they start schemaing."

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