Hans Rosling helps us hear the music with beautiful data

It's not strictly 'about' the Semantic Web, which isn't even mentioned in this 45 minute podcast. Nevertheless, Prof.

It's not strictly 'about' the Semantic Web, which isn't even mentioned in this 45 minute podcast. Nevertheless, Prof. Hans Rosling's point of view chimed so strongly with almost everything that interests me about the Semantic Web's potential that I thought it worth sharing here to see if you agree.

Many of you have probably seen the recordings of Rosling's TED Talks from 2006 and 2007, and although I had my concerns going into it, I'm glad to report that his energy and enthusiasm come through just as strongly when channelled via the spoken word.

All the data, all the uris, all the links in the world are no more than a rather pointless researcher's plaything if we cannot provide the means to allow those data and connections to speak in ways we understand.

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