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Who’s the manager? Semantic Web pushes ahead; additional beautiful blogs

From a Bulgarian software outsourcing company’s spam sitting in my inbox today:

Attention to:
IT department of Three Column Layouts

Dear Manager,

We saw your company description in the “Alexa” database…

I wonder who the CEO of Three Column Layouts is?

The W3C pushed the Semantic Web forward this week by approving the revised Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL). After scanning through the specs, it’s becoming increasingly clear XML is meant to be tackled by programs, not hand-coders, from start to finish.

If you’re looking for some design inspiration, mono has a new collection of well-designed blogs (and as many of you probably know, Asterisk* recently redesigned).

Reportedly, the Lucy Maud Montgomery Copyright Term Extension Act (officially, Bill C-36) has been reintroduced; I’ve written before about the problems with the proposed law.

Yet another rant, this time about online newspapers and their registration desires.

The founding editor of the nascent periodical, The Walrus has resigned for health reasons.