This is the post that sums up the transition that is 2009 to come:
So, this brings to mind a couple of thoughts:
- Linked Open Data community — stop talking only with yourselves, and get active helping to spread the word about benefits and approaches to the broader market; see if you can do so without mentioning any technical terms
- Media and content enterprises of all stripes — extracting structure from your content is where it is at; if you don’t do it, someone else will.
We are now being buffeted by the biggest tsunami in creative destruction that has occurred at least within the past 50 years. The Web provides the key to the emerging opportunities. So, too, does structured data and the ability to aggregate it.
Oh, and by the way. All of you start-ups hoping to make it through an ad-based revenue model?: Bend over and kiss it goodbye.
I actually kind of like this environment.