Web-Lisp? Oh no!
Alaric B. Williams
Fri, 2 May 1997 18:13:08 +0000
On 30 Apr 97 at 6:10, firstname.lastname@example.org 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See: http://www.abwillms.demon.co.uk/os/, that may be slightly out
of date...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
Alaric B. Williams (email@example.com)
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