Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
It's really happening in PalmLand
Author: Dave Winer Posted: 1/4/1999; 7:39:48 AM Topic: Scripting News for PalmPilot users Msg #: 1798 (In response to 1797) Prev/Next: 1797 / 1799
>>Of course, many of the sites that are linked from Scripting News are not formatted well enough for any of PalmOS-based browsers, so only local SN links will be consistently usable.
I was wondering about that. Could we offer a service to those sites? We would reformat their stories so they would be readable on a palmtop. With Regex it shouldn't be hard to come up with a "driver" for each big news website that converts their content to be palmtop-friendly.
This may be a place where content management developers could shine, and where we can use a low-tech solution instead of doing something heavier and more expensive.
But clearly it requires the consent and cooperation of the news sites. Copyright issues stop us from reformatting their content, although I'm sure many of them would want the reformatting to happen.
If any sysops from News.com, or Infoworld, or Excite or the NY Times, are tuned in, what does your legal department say? Would you be willing to do a trial with us? It could lead somewhere interesting. The palmtop guys are doing doing what Microsoft and Netscape said they were going to do with "channels". It's really happening in palmland.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: It's really happening in PalmLand, Lawrence Lee, 1/4/1999; 9:10:28 AM
- Re: It's really happening in PalmLand, Chris Janton, 1/4/1999; 10:09:00 AM
- Re: It's really happening in PalmLand, David Brown, 1/4/1999; 10:24:50 AM
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