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Coral waxes philosophical on Week 8 Readings for 2670 (and Muddiest Point)

I loved the following quote (from our Week 8 Readings): Google has taught us, quite powerfully, that the user just wants a search box. Arguments as to whether or not this is “best” for the user are moot—it doesn’t matter if it’s best if nobody uses it. Moreover, as both…

Hopefully H.G. Wells and Vannevar Bush had more insight than I do

I confess: I do not believe in a Semantic Web. I sincerely hope to be proven wrong–we should all hope to have information resources that powerful–but I do not believe, given my understanding of the way the Web works, the way search engines work, and computers’ consistently poor understanding of…