Web-Lisp? Oh no!

Alaric B. Williams alaric@abwillms.demon.co.uk
Fri, 2 May 1997 18:13:08 +0000

On 30 Apr 97 at 6:10, lispos@math.gatech.edu wrote:

> -*- Soapbox: On; Flame: Medium-Rare -*-

(dons asbestos underwear)
>     The web is a bad joke at both a document specification and
>     a document retrieval system (sure better than nothing, though,
>     much like a free Unix is better than no free OS).
> Which brings up something I've been fantasizing about: we need to
> replace HTTP/HTML.  Is anyone interested in devloping a document
> specification and transport system that isn't based on some unix
> weenie's diseased nightmare? 

I already have started to :-)

See: http://www.abwillms.demon.co.uk/os/, that may be slightly out
of date... feel free to comment.

> And hopefully one that could be
> "plugged-in" to Internet Exploder/Netscrape so the toothless masses can
> adapt easily, and therefore give it a REAL chance to take over the WWW?

Dunno about that, though!
> The WWW is a neat idea.  Java/HTML/HTTP are a set of festering blisters
> on top of a neat idea.  Exploder/Netscrape are maggots feeding on a neat
> idea.  We need to have a WWW browser that can run on Joe PC (not
> necessarily under SILK) that wins.


>     But again, if we focus on good code and clean design instead of marketing,
>     then we shall overcome.

> As much as I hate the twisted world of marketing, I think it is a game
> we have to play in order to win in the Industry.
Yeah... my plans for world domination include a section for the 
commercial sector...

Alaric B. Williams (alaric@abwillms.demon.co.uk)

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