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I Dreamed of a Perfect Database | New Republic

A really nice piece by Paul Ford on the history of databases and the dream of the Semantic Web.

Sometimes I get a little wistful. The vision of a world of connected facts, one big, living library, remains beautiful, and unfulfilled.

One thing though: the scrolling on this page is sooooo janky that I had to switch off JavaScript just to read these words comfortably.

Real Editors Ship (Ftrain.com)

Paul Ford sets the record straight on what editors do.

Tokenising the semantic web | webBackplane

A nice description of RDFa ...but once, just once, I would like to see someone use an example that *isn't* contact details or events—situations already handled by microformats.

Why you should have a Web Site (and other Web 3.0 issues)

This presentation by Steven Pemberton increases in value over time.

Why you should have a Website

Steven Pemberton's talk from XTech 2008 in Dublin is becoming more relevant with each passing day as yet another service shuts down; Pownce, Ficlets, Stikkit...

Giant Global Graph | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs

TIm Berners-Lee explains what the "graph" part of "social graph" means. I'm still not keen on the term but I really love the idea (although I also disagree about the building blocks required today).

Microformats: Toward a Semantic Web

An excellent overarching article looking at the current state of microformats adoption.

Ben Ward » FAO: RDF

Ben's thoughts on RDF and microformats, prompted by last weekend's BarCamp shenanigans.

microformats.org

There's now a centralised resource for microformats. Read it, bookmark it, fall in love with the future of the Web.

Sitemap Protocol

An XML format from Google that describes the structure of websites. A semantic sitemap.

An Evolutionary Revolution

Ryan talks about microformats as part of a lowercase semantic web.