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- From: Uche Ogbuji <email@example.com>
- To: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:29:05 -0700 (MST)
> I moved 'easy and cheap' to number 2 from 4. I'd have moved it to number 1
> except that 1 contributes to 2. Use of TCP/IP and easy and cheap meant
> that wackos like me could build sites , at low enough cost to make
> them about whatever the hell we felt like, encouraging readers to come
> looking for something new, presented in a familiar way, with an easy and
> cheap interface. (Connections weren't cheap, of course.)
Thanks, Simon, for this reminder that the WWW's early success was with
personal Web pages. Corporate brochure-ware and banner ad hell came
later. Someone earlier (was it Len Bullard?) suggested creating a
semantic Web mock-up representing the profiles, projects, ideas, etc.
of XML-DEVvers. I like the idea. maybe I can even do some work to
get something started...
> I don't believe it meets a real unmet need today, but I suspect the
> technologies involved may meet a real unmet need in the relatively near
> future as information quantities continue to grow.
I really discount this test. I'm not convinced the original Web met any
real, unmet need at its time. NASA folklore has many examples (teflon,
WD-40, etc.) of serendipitous benefits from any well-organized research.
Uche Ogbuji Principal Consultant
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