My last blog post was focused on the potential unruliness of the semantic web/RDF approach to data management. But I’ve encountered two things since that have caused me to reconsider. Continue reading How does your non-relational garden grow?
The past few weeks of DITA have been interestingly technical. We are so surrounded by computerised technology that it is easy to take for granted the code that underpins it. When I think back on my childhood, I recall primary school computer classes, learning BASIC on an Apple II. Although at that age, we’d seen the move from cassette tapes to floppy discs, I had no reason to place them in a lineage of punch-carded commands. And although it was exciting to learn how to paint the screen a given colour, it wasn’t too long after that the graphical user interface and its painting applications made that ‘skill’ obsolete. So it has been enlightening and useful to put that heritage, and our current technological moment, into some historical context.