Hi there, finally after visiting some project partners in Finland and attending this years NIPS conference, I'm finally back.
I'd like to finish of this year (or at least the pre-Christmas period) with pointers to two interesting pages which are not all that new (but interesting...):
Clay Shirky has some nice articles on semantic web and the futility of building an ontologoy which fits all applications. As I said these articles are not new but contain many nice examples to illustrate why such a top-down approach might not be a good idea.
Then, being a scientist myself and therefore depending on getting my work published, the existing peer review process is always a topic worth discussion. It seems that the nature magazine has recently picked up on that topic.