Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia

“If everyone would subscribe to such a system and create good metadata for the purposes of describing their goods, services and information, it would be a

“If everyone would subscribe to such a system and create good metadata for the purposes of describing their goods, services and information, it would be a trivial matter to search the Internet for highly qualified, context-sensitive results: a fan could find all the downloadable music in a given genre, a manufacturer could efficiently discover suppliers, travelers could easily choose a hotel room for an upcoming trip. A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be a utopia. It’s also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris and hysterically inflated market opportunities.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE