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Semantic Web

Paul Ford uses a fictional story from five years in the future to explain the semantic web: August 2009: How Google Beat Amazon and Ebay to the Semantic Web.

For more info about the Semantic Web concept:

I suspect that Paul’s story is ispired by Perhaps Paul’s story inspired some actual events

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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  3. Geof says:

    Dougal, Paul wrote that in early ’04, long before Matt wrote either entry.

  4. Geof says:

    Er, 2002, not 2004.

  5. Doh! I saw the “July 26” part of the date, but completely missed the year.

    In that case, perhaps we can conclude that someone at Google read Paul’s article and took it to heart?

    I’ve edited the entry appropriately. 😉

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