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Comment: Re:Freebase (Score 1) 79

by ntoll (#37098762) Attached to: Fluidinfo, Wikipedia For Databases
It's similar to Freebase *but* rather than curating the organisation of data (as Freebase does) Fluidinfo is, er, "fluid" in that it expects conventions in tagging and organising data to emerge. Evolutionary pressure will make the best / most appropriate "schema" to survive (become conventions) in much the same way that hashtags is a bottom-up convention that emerged in Twitter.

A Real Bill Gates Rant 293

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the well-that's-not-so-bad dept.
lou ibmix XI submitted an email written by Bill Gates a few years ago and turned over to the feds as part of the government's antitrust case. Great quotes like 'Someone decided to trash the one part of Windows that was usable?' and 'The lack of attention to usability represented by these experiences blows my mind.' We like to think of him as an abstract, but I think this is interesting stuff. Also, this might seem familiar. Oops.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.