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Publication and the Uses of Metadata

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Metacite's going slower than expected due to interruptions, but I'm still making good progress. Good thing I decided to do the initial mock up with simple HTML and using ASP.NET in a very ASP-ish model. Having to create web controls for everything I'm trying to do right now would really suck.

Obviously, the name "Metacite" infers something about metadata, which is sort of a pet subject of mine. I want Metacite to store and generate rich metadata and make it available to publication managers in a structured way, allowing for interesting applications (even though I can't think of any yet). For now all I'm planning to do with the facility is add a didactic element to my magazine by allowing readers to peruse the creative and technical process behind every image, block of text, animation and so forth. Fully fleshed out this could lead to web resources I used for production purposes, discussions of technique, essays I've written... really tie the magazine into the rest of my site as a whole.

I'm sure there are more worthwhile uses for this, though, so I'm excited to see what emerges when Metacite goes public.

Short update tonight. I've got to get back to the code, as well as come up with an itinerary for hanging out with frizzlefry tomorrow - and get to bed early.

Ugh. Code.
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Sounds like an interesting project. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you haven't seen it already you might want to take a look at this page. Here's an excerpt:

MetaCite ... are trademarks of and property of MetaCite, Inc.

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That's no problem. The name's just a working title anyway. Maybe I'll just go with PMS when all's said and done. [smile]

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PMS > CMS ;)

anywas, i've been busy and side tracked. by sunday I'll collect my thougths from the previous babel.

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Just wanted to make sure you were aware that metacite might get you in trouble. I guess I can sympathize with people wanting to protect their trademarks, but i'm just a bit annoyed with it sometimes.

[rant] For instance I was recently trying to find the web site for David Eberly's book 3D Game Engine Architecture, but the site listed in the book was hit with a cease and desist order after the book had been published - and maybe it's just me but google was not very forthcoming with helping me find the new one. [/rant]

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