Semantic Web / User Interaction
I spent a delightful morning with the Semantic Web/User Interaction workshop, a bicontinental meeting held simultaneously today in Cambridge and Zürich. Tons of fun, and some great ideas.
Tim Berners-Lee threw out the observation in passing that "bidirectional links inevitably lead to numerous meetings." This is a critical observation about hypertext: if you're responsible for both ends of the link, you need to maintain relations with the people at the other end. On the Web, you aren't responsible for your inbound links, so you don't need to meet everyone who points to you.
Here are my Tinderbox notes from the first few minutes in Boston. Yes, that's Tinderbox. Exciting things are afoot.