Fragmentation and the Failure of the Web

What makes an on-line community?  In the past two weeks I have received announcements of three new “communities” all interested in using open-source software to retrieve, share, and analyze data from or about governments.  Most of these announcements say the same thing: “A lot people seem to be working on this, but they aren’t talking… Continue reading Fragmentation and the Failure of the Web

Clojure for the Semantic Web

I dropped in to hear Rich Hickey talk about Clojure at the New York Semantic Web meetup group.  Some highlights: • Some programs, like compilers or theorem provers, are themselves functions.  They take input and produce output.  Purely functional languages like Haskell are good for these kinds of programs.  But other programs, like GUIs or… Continue reading Clojure for the Semantic Web