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Bernhard said:

>In my minority (?) view, the brave new world will have a chance
>only if there will be a demonstrably more efficient and elegant
>way of entering and editing data ...

I doubt this is a minority opinion.  If we are to give up the language
neutrality of numbers as element identifiers, we will need multiple
interfaces in a variety of languages.

Given the ambiguity of language, it will be difficult to have easily
understood identifiers, e.g., "uniform title" could be 130 or 240.  I
love the story of a user of Dublin Core entering the person who gave
the item to the library as "contributor". 
 

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