A successful lisp machine?

Kelly Murray kem@Franz.COM
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 17:11:04 -0700

> browser. You do not feel that the web is an extension of the
> desktop. For example I click on a URL object on the desktop and it

Let me put it this way.

I think there are so many cases/applications where
"the web browser is the desktop" that we can ignore
all the rest and we will still be a huge success.

As I've said, what I want might be viewed as a very narrow focus.
But I think that is why it can succeed.  It is trying to do
just one thing better than anyone else can, which is utilize
just the web browser for the user interface for applications.

A lisp persistent object web-server is the right tool for this job.
All the other approaches to this job are using the wrong tools
(e.g. PERL CGI scripts) and rapidly become hopelessly complex
to maintain and evolve when the application grows to any non-trival size.