A one and a half year old story from Paul Ford about the semantic web: August 2009: How Google beat Amazon and Ebay to the Semantic Web.
Now I understand Resource Description Framework (RDF), I just have to learn it :-)
Thank you for pointing out that article, Anne. At last I feel like I have some basic grasp of how the semantic web works. Perhaps I should be shares in Google?
If you like RDF, you'll love "XML Topic Maps", although their chances of a major success are not the big as RDFs, they are the more beautifull standard ;]