Gratuitous Use of Technology



John Resig:

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking for a day or two since I read Rael’s radar post. I’ve been screaming to myself “there has to be a better way!” While the end product is pretty and polished, the public data isn’t easily human readable and isn’t easily machine readable. It’s sort of nothing at all really.

At the same time, I’m not sure what the best solution is. Would this be a good use of RDF? Would one construct a DOAB (Description of a Book) file or possibly add DOAB information to a FOAF file? Would the information best be stored in an XML document with a custom schema? RSS? Atom? Something completely different? What’s the best way to attack this? My spidey sense tells me that the answer is not a Backpack list with a particular syntax, but I’m clueless as to what the right answer is.


5 responses to “Gratuitous Use of Technology”

  1. dwlt Avatar

    AllConsuming might be a better way to produce this, although I’ve not looked at the new site too hard.

    I have another idea as well, which I might get around to implementing someday 🙂

  2. World News Portal…

    I couldn’t understand some parts of this article, but it sounds interesting…

  3. buy propecia Avatar

    I confirm. I agree with told all above.

  4. vyvoz stroitelnogo musora spb…

    vyvoz musora…

  5. Tory Burch is developing faster and faster.Tory Burch Boots become more and more fashional.More and more people prefer to wear shoes like this.Tory Burch is an attainable, luxury, lifestyle brand defined by classic American sportswear with an eclecti…

    Tory Burch flip flop online sale.For the younger working expat women,look at these tory burch Shoes.these tory burch flip flop are definitely fun,yet the glossy design and round-toe stay these lovely.These tory burch shoes with multiple.New arrivel Tor…