When the web as we know it was originally designed the world was a very different place. In this article I look at the world as it was and the world as it is and explore what I think this means for the web.Continue reading Updating the web
Building a data web needs to start with a clear statement of a user’s bill of rights. This is the core of the requirements that should drive the technologies used. Below I list what I think are the four fundamental rights and then explore their technical implications.Continue reading A data web user’s bill of rights
Once upon a time HTTP and HTML were trucking along nicely. This meant that we had a truly open, meaningfully interoperable framework to allow for rich human based web interactions. The next obvious step was to look into machine to machine web interactions. A bunch of work went into this area. XML, WS-*, POX, JSON, RSS, OData, etc. With the exception of RSS none of it came to much of anything, especially in the personal space. In this article I look at why I think the previous efforts to create an open data web failed.Continue reading Whatever happened to the open data web?