Fear the semantic web

Published on 20 Nov 2008. Tagged with programming, semanticweb, education, zotero, endnote, paulford, freedom.

Learning to Fear the Semantic Web. A very insightful article by Paul Ford.

While as a programmer I love being able to adapt open-source software to my particular needs, I use a mix of closed-source and open-source software without many qualms. That said, non-standard, closed-source document formats are awful stuff that block competition between software vendors and, worse, waste god-awful amounts of my time.