[sic] no-nonsense guide to Semantic Web specs for XML people (Part
from Stefano's Linotype. Good stuff, compact. My only criticism (which everyone in this space has had levelled at them more than once) is that it doesn't actually explain why anyone would want to use SW technologies. But it is only Part I.
Spotter: Dave Winer - I kid you not! He does say:
BTW, I read the guide above, the writing style is very clear and friendly. Bravo. Not even slightly condescending, I was a math major who focused on graph theory, believe it or not, so the technical concepts of RDF don't escape me, never have. Sad to say even after reading this piece, I still don't get why I should be interested in it. I don't think it's ever going to get built, no matter how much people's eyes glaze over when talking about it.
PS. Stefano's Part II might also be a nice place for a useful bit of FOAF
PPS. Dave also likens TimBL to Lyndon B. Johnson. Huh?
PPS. dajobe noticed some errors in Stefano's piece - the OWL acronym for starters, danbri wins the prize for spotting Ellen's little secret[Danny]