Monthly Archives: April 2011

150 Years on from the Civil War – Taking standards to the next level

OK, OK, I’ll admit the headline is stretching a point and a desperate bid for eyeballs on the 150th Anniversary of the opening shots on Fort Sumter… I ask only that you bear with me and keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Is the file metaphor dead?

In his bestselling book, “You Are Not a Gadget”, Jaron Lanier talks about our understanding of the humble computer “file” as an entrenched software philosophy becoming invisible through ubiquity: “files are now part of life”: The file is a set … Continue reading

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Facts don’t speak for themselves

In today’s recording of the monthly Semantic Link podcast series, we returned to a common theme – ‘open data’ and ‘Linked data’ initiatives. We were discussing the possible implications of the US Congress’ desire to cut back on the ‘Electronic … Continue reading

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Transformational Government – Primer published

As part of its work on rethinking the future of eGovernment and the need for a different approach, the OASIS technical committee for developing a “Transformational Government Framework” (see my earlier post), has now published a first draft of a … Continue reading

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