"Web" abuse

By | 2003/10/05

Here’s an interesting project, Sensor Web;

Sensor Web is a web-centric, open, interconnected, intelligent and dynamic network of sensors. It presents an entirely new vision towards the way we deploy our sensors, the way we collect the data, the way we fuse and distribute the information.

Alright, I thought, some Web fans who aren’t afraid of tackling the big integration problems. Upon further investigation however, I discover (in a report titled “An Web-based Distributed Geocomputing Architecture for Smart Sensor Webs” no less) that they’re not using Web architecture, they’re using Web services. Hey, if they want to knock themselves out trying to tackle that problem given the known integration problems with Web services, that’s fine. But doing it while saying it’s “Web-based”, is misleading and harmful, especially to those who might use the Web to solve the same problems.

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