Sergey Brin, one of Google’s founders, tends to stay out of the limelight. That’s why I was so interested to see Jon Udell’s summary of Brin’s talk at the InfoWorld Web Services conference. Udell asked Brin about RDF and the semantic web — here’s what he said: “Look, putting angle brackets around things is not a technology, by itself. I’d rather make progress by having computers understand what humans write, than by forcing humans to write in ways computers can understand.”