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Today's scriptingNews Outline
Author: Dave Winer Posted: 8/16/1999; 7:37:18 AM Topic: Today's scriptingNews Outline Msg #: 9553 Prev/Next: 9552 / 9554
DaveNet: Antiques in London and Washington. "As far as I know VisiCalc didn't create any patents, even though they surely could have. And we didn't register any patents for our early outliners at Living Videotext, the company that Symantec acquired."
Washington Post on antique software. "How can anything be an 'antique' in a world that's only about 20 years old?"
News.Com reports that Wal-Mart and K-Mart may be selling $299 PCs this Christmas running GEOS, not Windows. GEOS is an antique, for sure, that's apparently still ticking. Yeah!
Jim Whitehead on ShareMation, "the first DAV-capable Internet storage site. In under 5 minutes, you can be up and running with 20 Meg of storage."
Just for fun I added screen shots to the Frontier 1.0 page.
Heads up! Just 23 days before 9/9/99, the dry run for Y2K. (In the old days, 'sentinel' records in data files were often given the value 99. Some people believe systems may fail, in a Y2K way, on September 9 this year.)
CNN: Nuclear-powered NASA craft to swing by Earth. "Cassini will probably execute a flawless mission around the Earth if it can make the last hurdle through 8,000 pieces of 'space junk' surrounding the Earth." Dear Murphy!
WebReference.Com: DOM-based Snakes. (Hint: Try the game first.)
InternetWeek: XML Comes of Age.
Michael McCarthy: "None of the PIMs have to-do list/project managers as good as a good outliner." I agree!
News.Com: Iona doesn't want to be a footnote. I'm co-chairing the distributed computing track at WWW9 in Amsterdam next year with Iona's CTO. I'm going to send him a pointer to XML-RPC. It's even simpler than EJB.
Denise Caruso on infinite loops. "Remember artificial intelligence? Pen computing? Both were the Next Big Thing -- hot investment targets that became big losers -- in the 1980s."
12/24/95: White Boy Welfare. "I've known Denise Caruso, the media columnist for the New York Times, since we were both rookies in the software business back in the mid 80s. I've always admired her spirit and intelligence. She's irreverent and experienced. There's a spike in Caruso's curve, a sharp edge, a clean anger. She's a powerful person."
AppleInsider reviews MSIE 5.0/Mac. "Mac Internet Explorer 5.0 is in the mid-beta stages, and requires a PowerPC-based Macintosh and system 7.6.1 or greater. The release is expected sometime this Fall."
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- needless nit-picking, Robert Brook, 8/16/1999; 1:01:09 PM
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