Nodmag

Every aspect of society and economy that has been touched by the Web has been changed radically. Even the way we interact socially is very different to 15 years ago. … These changes are being brought about by the Web’s ability to link documents together into a single information space. The Semantic Web extends thisContinue reading “Nodmag”

How do you begin a piece like this?

Does it start with: “It is time to move on…”? Should I begin biographically, and tell a story, ending with: “and now, I’m on to something new,”? When I met Talis towards the end of 2007, I knew very little about the web, but suffered from a problem of perspective and believed I knew quiteContinue reading “How do you begin a piece like this?”

Trends and Barriers

|This article first appeared in Nodalities Magazine, CC By + SA For anyone following the Nodalities blog, you may have read some of my recent posts discussing the trends boiling up around Web 3.0 (other buzzwords are available). The Mobile Web and upgraded connectivity in general; the rise of ubiquitous computing from chips in everyContinue reading “Trends and Barriers”

Journalism Needs Data in 21st Century

|This first appeared as a guest post on ReadWriteWeb, republished with kind permission Journalism has always been about reporting facts and assertions and making sense of world affairs. No news there. But as we move further into the 21st century, we will have to increasingly rely on “data” to feed our stories, to the pointContinue reading “Journalism Needs Data in 21st Century”

What we’ve been working on…

Talis, my employer, has been a big promoter of Linked Data and open-access to information, because we see that new ideas often arise when existing ideas come together. Innovation, if you like, occurs at the join between ideas when they connect. I see this as fundamental to the way ideas and their applications (technology) advance.Continue reading “What we’ve been working on…”

Future of Web Apps

I’m planning to attend this year’s Future of Web Apps conference in London. Their list of speakers sounds fantastic, and I’m really looking forward to meeting some folks in real life. I’m particularly interested in this conference for its stated focus on the web community. Just have a look at the Agenda: How to growContinue reading “Future of Web Apps”