is how Tim Berners-Lee in an interview with Boing Boing at TED2009 describes what the semantic web is about and comments why many have a problem understanding this next stage of development on the web. Here’s a key quote for me:
It’s not the first time I’ve had this paradigm-shift problem. Early on, people really didn’t understand why the Web was interesting. They saw it in the smaller scale, and it’s not interesting in the smaller scale. Same thing with the Semantic Web.
Having followed this subject for some time now, I tend to agree with his description. Let’s see how long it will take for this situation to improve and for more people to catch on to the facts that significant change will happen as this next phase becomes mainstream.