Third Voice may be gone but that ability will rise again,
July 17, 2001 3:01 PM   Subscribe

Third Voice may be gone but that ability will rise again, and this time it's going to be open source. How soon before I can subscribe to the Winerlog RDF stream annotating Scripting News?
posted by Steven Den Beste (3 comments total)
The article refers to the W3C's Annotea project, a client/server system for annotation using RDF. The documentation has more details, and screenshots.
posted by mattw at 12:56 AM on July 18, 2001

I'm rather surprised there's not more uproar about this. It provides the same capability that Third Voice did, and you could hear the howls about that one from a hundred miles away. What with the "browser upgrade" the-designer-must-control-every-pixel campaign, why isn't anyone getting upset about this?

I think I know, and it's summarized in two phrases: "open source" and "standards". These things be sacred icons and one risks lightning bolts if one objects to them too strongly.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:40 AM on July 18, 2001

A: Few use Amaya.

B: They don't consider website annotation that useful to begin with.

C: The browser upgrade campaign was the most idealistically inane thing ever supported by prominent webfolk. Most the people that would need to upgrade never visit their sites and the other half, myself included, don't give a shit (or wouldn't even tell) if a website doesn't look as the designer planned. Not to mention that a company purposely requiring a brower upgrade is on cutting off customers for no good reason.
posted by john at 11:20 AM on July 18, 2001

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