Preface

We love the Web and we love the way it’s evolving from the rather simple web of linked documents of the early 1990s into the framework for the world’s information. Representing data on the Web is an obvious, but slightly harder, next step.

We each came to the Web in our own ways but came to Linked Data nearly together. David found the Web as a programmer and later as an entrepreneur, Marsha as an educator, and Luke as a student. Marsha and David are old enough to have started computing with punch cards and paper tape. The Web was a very welcome degree of abstraction from ones and zeros.

David was introduced to the Web at Digital Equipment Corporation’s fabled Western Research Lab in California in 1993. It was an eye-opener. One of the ...

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