Some semantic antics

A phrase we expect to be hearing regularly in the next couple of years is “semantic Web,” a way to get an object to behave in context-sensitive ways dependent on the “spotlet” agent with which it’s interacting. The example given in this article is that the icon for a band will play stored MP3 files when interacting with one spotlet, and bring up related YouTube videos when interacting with another. User control is performed via a 2D gesture interface–significant promise for people with cognitive disabilities, unclear usability by people with visual disabilities, likely to be problematic for people with no dexterity.

CNN: Making sense of the ‘semantic Web’

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