RDF is Too Hard
This is a great quote by Peter Norvig and why the RDF community continually fails to understand why RDF has failed to take the world by storm:
“We deal with millions of Web masters who can’t configure a server, can’t write HTML. It’s hard for them to go to the next step. The second problem is competition. Some commercial providers say, ‘I’m the leader. Why should I standardize?’ The third problem is one of deception. We deal every day with people who try to rank higher in the results and then try to sell someone Viagra when that’s not what they are looking for. With less human oversight with the Semantic Web, we are worried about it being easier to be deceptive,” Norvig said.
If you can’t configure a webserver, can’t get the timezone right, and can’t even get the encoding correct for your content, what makes you think you can deploy RDF?