Conflation is the tech industry's equivalent of macroeconomic inflation. Whenever it rears it head, we lose value courtesy of diminishing productivity.
Looking retrospectively at any technology failure -- enterprises or industry at large -- you will eventually discover -- at the core -- messy conflation of at least one of the following:
The Internet & World Wide Web (InterWeb) are massive successes because their respective architectural cores embody the critical separation outlined above.
The Web of Linked Data is going to become a global reality, and massive success, because it leverages inherently sound architecture -- bar conflationary distractions of RDF. :-)
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Author: Kingsley Uyi Idehen
Published: 11/03/2010 13:02 GMT-0500
11/04/2010 11:01 GMT-0500
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Why not talking about knowledge representation models? ;)