Patrick L.

Location:

Portland, OR

Member since:

May 27, 2010

Networks

Why are you interested in the Semantic Web?

Why write a program when you can write a program to write a program? I believe the technical underpinnings of the semantic web can help us write better programs more easily, period. Most systems in one way or another should be connectable.

What is your general background in technology, data modeling, and philosophy?

Started programming in Lisp around 1982. CommonLisp in 1984. Programmed using KnowledgeCraft and "semantic nets" as they were called in 1987. A lot of experience with RDBMS and star schemas, OODBs and distributed, multiuser Smalltalk.

What technologies or platforms are you using to work with Semantic Web data?

Each has pro's and con's. "Linked Data" sounds too brute force - I am interested in making connected systems more easily than today. "Semantic Web" has a lot of mystery and I think we need to realize how pragmatic it can be. "Web 3.0" doesn't appeal.

Introduction

I've been a programmer since 1981. Living in Portland since 1988. And other stuff...


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