Topic Maps 2008, Oslo, Collected Quotes

While others have already reported what was newsworthy about the recent Topic Maps 2008 conference I resort here to list some quotes I picked up on the way:

"Portal discovery is a mistake".

(Peter Brown, loosly paraphrasing James Joyce)

"Nothing has changed since SQL."

(unnamed conference participant, about the evolution of technology since 1970)

"Books are good for stories. They are not good for knowledge."

(Weinberger, about, uhm, books)

"Researchers. They never do what you tell them."

(unnamed conference speaker, governmental gouverness)

"Right, but this is a multi-beer conversation."

(Graham Moore & Axel Borge, about information management for adults with Topic Maps)

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quote David Weinberger at Topic Mpas 2008

I'd like to quote David Weinberger at Topic Mpas 2008:

"When you search information on the internet, you find éverything. Which is great. It's only a pity you get everything in the same second."

Helma Molenaars
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Helma Molenaars (not verified) | Fri, 04/18/2008 - 15:20

Re: quote David Weinberger at Topic Mpas 2008

When you search information on the internet, you find everything. Which is great. It's only a pity you get everything in the same second.

I remember that one, yes. Drinking from the Google-firehose.

And Google-ranking is not what it was when I was a kid.

rho | Fri, 04/18/2008 - 15:23