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Jot and The Power of The Tail ...Apple in Cupertino."
[create Don Norman]: "If you follow my [guidelines], it will guarantee good design. But Steve Jobs doesn't want good design. He wants great design, and my method will never give you that. That takes a rare leader, who can bring both the cohesion and commitment and style. And Steve has it."Cooking for the Semantic Web: OWL and Topic Map Pudding
"[T]he fact that OWL does not deal with context at all, assuming that everyone is [living] in the same open Semantic Web universe, is an acknowledged issue, if not a genetic disease of the entire Semantic Web enterprise."
"In fact, Topic Maps specification is deliberately intended to support any kind of inconsistency the authors would like to assert."
Defining N-ary Relations on the Semantic Web: Use With Individuals
(Merci an Monsieur earl.)Guido van Rossum on why lambda, map() and filter() are on their way out.
"I expect tons of disagreement in the feedback, all from ex-Lisp-or-Scheme folks. :-)"Paul Graham: "It's worth trying very, very hard to make technology easy to use. Hackers are so used to computers that they have no idea how horrifying software seems to normal people. Stephen Hawking's editor told him that every equation he included in his book would cut sales in half. When you work on making technology easier to use, you're riding that curve up instead of down. A 10% improvement in ease of use doesn't just increase your sales 10%. It's more likely to double your sales."
"[T]he low end always eats the high end."
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