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June 2, 2013

Coming soon: new, expanded edition of "Learning SPARQL"

55% more pages! 23% fewer mentions of the semantic web!

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March 21, 2013

In publishing? Listen to WFMU's "Radio Free Culture" podcast

A new radio show (and podcast) has some great observations about the future of content creation and distribution.

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October 17, 2011

Publishing academic research data

My geeky perspective and some broader perspectives.

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July 27, 2011

"Learning SPARQL" now available

In print and ebook formats.

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June 1, 2011

My upcoming O'Reilly book: "Learning SPARQL"

Querying and Updating with SPARQL 1.1.

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June 15, 2009

Big legal publishers and semantic web technology

Which one will see the good fit first?

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February 17, 2009

Sorry Facebook, not these blog postings

This is the last one for which you get a "perpetual, fully-paid right to sublicense, modify, edit, create derivate works and distribute".

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February 6, 2009

What can publishing and semantic web technology offer to each other?

That's "semantic web technology", not "the Semantic Web".

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January 29, 2009

Publishers and semantic web technology

A response to Dale Waldt's Gilbane XML posting on semantics and the web.

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October 27, 2008

Using the Twitter API to alert myself to swings in the Dow

Or, using a free REST-based service to distribute important financial information on a hot new platform.

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September 26, 2008

tweet tweet

Joining the twittering classes.

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May 14, 2008

Reading epub files with the Sony PRS-505 ebook reader

For now, only on the Sony business development guys' 505s.

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April 25, 2008

In single-source publishing, what do you call the source?

The editorial XML?

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March 3, 2008

Batch processing of image files

For free, with ImageMagick.

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February 21, 2008

Managing digital rights in the publishing world

As opposed to enforcing them.

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February 13, 2008

If content isn't king, what is?

And how can you turn it into a catchy slogan?

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January 24, 2008

Digitization and its discontents

How sloppy is OK for Google scans?

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January 11, 2008

Scraping and linked data

Wired Magazine gives scraping the buzzword treatment but remains clueless about the semantic web and linked data.

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January 6, 2008

Information wants to be expensive

And, out of context, it can mislead.

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March 5, 2007

ERH Tired of Acrobat PDFs. Me too.

PDF is a great format, and it's used way too much.

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February 24, 2007

Checking Out Yahoo Pipes

Easy, quick, and useful.

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January 8, 2007

Selling content on the Internet, part 1

Cheap!

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October 23, 2006

Finding free content

People who should know better often think it's easy.

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October 17, 2006

Somewhat customized mass publishing

If you can find an audience of audiences.

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March 3, 2006

Easy, professional-looking websites with open source CSS

And, they work well with straightforward XHTML.

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February 3, 2006

Self-publishing bound, hardcopy books

lulu.com plus free XML technology makes it pretty easy these days; I just did it.

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