Week of 04/06/2008 - 02:00 to 04/13/2008 - 01:59
I looked at my wife. Her face had turned to stone. I immediately understood that in her eyes George Earl had just committed intellectual suicide. And it was just like watching someone jumping from a basement window killing himself.
What had happened:
This is one of the most interesting conferences.
I only find the title somewhat irritating.
(Followup to part IV)
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."
This is a stub. Everything is mine, mine, mine.
The basic principle is that you experience a topic map as if it were a Perl hash: