What is a document?
March 17, 2008 Leave a comment
The following is a verbatim post on Richard Cyganiak’s blog recently. I normally hate re-blogging other people’s content – however, this one is so funny, it deserves further attention:
QOTD: timbl is a document
Simon Spero on the SKOS list:
The meaning of “document” in this context is extremely broad; if we follow Otlet’s definition of a document as anything which can convey information to an observer, the term would seem to cover anything which can have a subject.
By this standard, timbl is a document, but only when someone’s looking.
Ah, the Semantic Web community! Please leave your common sense at the door …
And Amen to that!