A Smarter Web

by Rael Dornfest

Related link: http://www.technologyreview.com/magazine/nov01/frauenfelder.asp

Technology Review delves into the Semantic Web, Tim Berners-Lee's latest dream. You might remember his one of his earlier dreams . . . the Web. "Tim Berners-Lee must feel like he's in a time warp. In the early 1990s, he spent a frustrating year trying to get people to grasp the power and beauty of his idea . . . A decade later, Berners-Lee is struggling with the same problem." The article sheds some light on just how hard this problem-space is, the great divide between plain old HTML and embedded metadata, and the old boot-strapping problem.