From Dick McCullough, the first hat thrown into the RDF.net challenge ring: MKE, the McCullough Knowledge Explorer. Summary: no, not even close.

McCullough Knowledge Explorer

Problems:

  • Its advertised keywords are “knowledge representation language, epistemology, artificial intelligence, relational database design, Semantic Web.” I don't particularly want to do any of these things on a daily basis. The only one I do at all is relational database design, and my main tool for doing that is a whiteboard.
  • It doesn't run on Mac.
  • It's a client that I have to download.
  • The pages that present MKE are ugly, with spelling errors and no concessions to design or typography, featuring enigmatic riffs such as ASP Member=N.
  • I've never heard of this, it doesn't have any buzz.

Note: no single problem here is fatal, and hey, if a dozen people pipe up and say “Hey Tim, you moron, MKE is great stuff!” then I'll have to take a closer look.

But for the moment, nope.


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May 24, 2003
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