Darin Stewart

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You Didn’t Build That Either: Information as Infrastructure

by Darin Stewart  |  September 26, 2012  |  Comments Off

A few weeks ago, Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech in Roanoke, Va. in which he handed his political opponents sound bite gold. “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”  Conservatives seized on this sentence as proof that the president doesn’t respect the efforts of entrepreneurs.  The “We Did [...]

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When does “Semantic” really mean Semantic?

by Darin Stewart  |  March 11, 2011  |  4 Comments

It is a great irony of the Semantic Web, which is predicated on the notion of  explicit and unambiguous meaning, that no one can quite agree on what we mean by “semantic.” The fallback position is to simply point at the technology stack defined by W3C and say that anything taking advantage of those tools [...]

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