This is my signal
a Sipario goes off
"Old women live without eating / leaning back fingernails / on the arms of their rockin' / chairs..." (.....)
"...as long as the brain is lasting in a / sharp concern for the human mistery and / the time standing still, clotted / with a texture of synopsis of itself..." (...)
"The sharpest writing is world-wide sourced / for the next Big Picture, and Rabbi Jamaica's / dealing with it, as the poster-boy he actually is...." (....)
"Slopped down the time-line
thundered apples and you're hypnotized... (....)"
"Every poet's manufactured by death /
- in a recap - as a masterful blend... (...continue...)"
"Did I ever mention ya / the homeless bums of Indonesia, / the advocates of Bangkok courts...." (....)
59 Poems written between December 2009 and March 2010. Inspirations range from e.e.cummings to W.S. Burroughs to Beckett, Joyce, D. F. Wallace... (...)
"Burlesque, in conclusion,
some hilarious memories
of a sick confusion.... /..."
anything regarding new media in relationship with arts and creativity: online poetry and novels, inspirational network, blogs and web sites...
Serendipity is the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely. The word has been voted as one of the ten English words that were hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company.
However, due to its sociological use, the word has been imported into many other languages (Portuguese serendipicidade or serendipidade; French sérendipicité or sérendipité but also heureux hasard, "fortunate chance"; Italian serendipità; Dutch serendipiteit; German Serendipität; Swedish, Danish and Norwegian serendipitet; Romanian serendipitate). (source Wikipedia)
The Semantic Web gang gathered this month to discuss the recent launch of Wolfram Alpha and the endorsement of RDFa by Google.
My impression of Wolfram, to talk about it for a second, is that it fills a clear white space in the search engine arena, a space I would divide up into 2 sub-fields
there are barriers in the adoption of Linked Data whose measure of success and effectiveness will depend directly on its ubiquity. One big problem is that many organizations value their data and quite naturally wish to protect it. Propriety and intellectual capital are profound cultural barriers to linked data that I, for one, do not understand how to overcome.
Another milestone has been reached in the progress of the semantic web. The Friday issue of the Washington Post reports that the social information management site Twine has overtaken its rival FriendFeed in terms of unique monthly visitors. By some accounts Twine users outstrip FriendFeed adherents three to one. What makes this significant for users rather than just investors is how Twine doesn't just get bigger, it gets smarter the more it is used.
"With the Semantic Web, you don't have to reinvent the wheel with your own ontology, because others, such as musicontology.com and DBpedia, have already created ontologies and made them available on the Web. As long as they're public and useful, you can use those. Where your context differs from theirs, you make yours specific, but where there's commonality, you use what they have created and leave it in place. Ideally, you make public the non-sensitive elements of your business-specific ontology that are consistent with your business model, so others can make use of them."
In a nutshell here are some of the new or noticeable trends that we're seeing on the 2009 Web:
* Open data
* Structured data -> smarter
* Filtering content
* Mobile (location-based, so you could say that's smarter use of data too)
* Internet of Things (the Web in real-world objects)
When it comes to enhancing content, it's time for publishers to find their way into the Web of linked data. "Once you have tagged content it lets you harvest free content from the Web to enhance your publications," he said, citing the free, open content ranging from geographic to music databases already out there in the linked data world. "If you are not using it you are not taking advantage of an incredible opportunity to enhance content for free."
I bet the answer to your first query was the disappointing:
"Wolfram|Alpha isn't sure what to do with your input."
That's because Wolfram Alpha is not a search engine - it's a knowledge inference engine and so many people struggle to get the best out of it. It deals with facts, maths and statistics and it deals with them very well.