[racket] Liitin screencast tutorial

From: Stephen De Gabrielle (stephen.degabrielle at acm.org)
Date: Sun Mar 6 06:19:10 EST 2011

Am I right in assuming that no-one has yet thought of a way to
introduce a 'social contract' and appropriate govenrance? even in
small organisation that are (just) large enough to see some benefit.


On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote at 03/05/2011 02:15 PM:
> Also, in addition to the ambiguous "people lie," I'd add
> "ontological/knowledge engineering is hard."  I think that malice and
> incompetence should be considered two separate problems that don't
> necessarily have exactly the same solution.
> The "and" was meant as a separator.
> http://www.well.com/~doctorow/metacrap.htm
> Then I say that laziness, incompetence, and malice are three separate
> problems.
> And I see that Cory Doctorow identified this with his unquoted third
> problem, "People are stupid."  He's talking about competence at expression,
> which, when generalized to Semantic Web, might include ability to
> distinguish concepts like "has-a" and "is-a."  I saw in the early '90s that
> pretty simple static object-modeling confounded eluded a surprising number
> of people, even after they received some instruction, and similar difficulty
> was found in the fields of Knowledge Representation and Knowledge
> Acquisition.  (If one has ever had the misfortune of reading YouTube
> comments, one might despair that we'll ever achieve even basic literacy by
> 20th century standards, nevermind what we think is required for 21st century
> expression on the Web.)
> These problems, and others, are not insurmountable.  TeachScheme and the
> like will help.  Smarter approaches for the Semantic Web will also help.
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