How did TimBL's speech at Python 10 go yesterday?

Stephen Ferg steve at
Thu Feb 7 19:12:06 EST 2002

The best take on it = "visionary".  A less charitable take = vague,
incoherent, and disorganized.  I left after half an hour.

He did talk about the "semantic net", which is the hot buzzword du

The semantic net is not a relational database, but a computerized kind
of Topic Map.  Major supporting technology for the semantic web is
RDF, which is an XML format for storing subject-verb-object

I learned this stuff about the semantic web and RDF from the talk by
the two guys from, who are clearly very sharp and on top of
all of this stuff.

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