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Re: Xanadu Home Page
- To: xanadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Xanadu Home Page
- From: Andrew Pam <avatar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 16:44:33 +1100 (EST)
- Cc: xanadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Ted Nelson)
- In-reply-to: <Pine.3.89.9601261043.A28096-0100000@netcom18> from "Tim Tyler" at Jan 29, 96 11:46:54 am
- Organization: Xanadu Australia
- Reply-to: xanadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> I found two articles to be of particular interest on the Xanadu Home Page
> that has been set up by Andrew Pam (http://www.aus.xanadu.com/xanadu).
> One was prepared by Andrew ("Where the World Wide Web Went Wrong"), and
> the other by Katherine Phillips ("The Real Internet Revolution" or "You
> Think This Is A Revolution - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet").
Katherine Phelps. Thank you - I'm delighted you liked our papers!
> In addition, there is a great deal of background information on Xanadu
> with the promise of more to come. (For any of you who do not have ready
> access to the Web, I will be happy to e-mail you copies of the articles.)
I am also happy to provide this service to anyone on request.
> However, while the articles clearly explain why the Web does *not* make
> Xanadu "unnecessary", I fear that associating Xanadu with the
> Web will tend to obscure the fact that the Xanadu information
> architecture is appropriate (and even necessary) for many (if not all)
> advanced business applications.
Perhaps you could prepare some kind of position paper on this?
> The good news is that - reportedly - Roger Gregory and Keith Henson have
> the Xanadu software "up and running".
Yes, I am delighted to report that I have heard this from Keith also.
> In addition, I have talked with Charlie Smith, and while AIDEMemoir
> may be on the back burner (possibly with the heat turned off), at least
> it is still on the Filoli stove.
> While all of this is still a long way from having a commercial product
> available, it is enough to regenerate some enthusiasm on my part.
Good to hear it! Xanadu seems to have a remarkably phoenix-like history.
> In the process of writing a paper on medical information systems with Jim
> Westphal, I intend to spin-off scenarios describing products and services
> which I am convinced would be relatively easy to implement using current
> technologies *plus* AIDEMemoir-Xanadu. With those in hand, we should be
> ready to pursue some serious product planning (and financing).
Excellent. I look forward to hearing publication details.
> "Immortality is to labor at an eternal task." Ernest (Joseph) Renan
Hah, no doubt an intentionally apposite quote! How about:
This year in Xanadu,
*** AVATAR ***
<mailto:avatar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Andrew Pam
<http://www.aus.xanadu.com/xanadu/> Coordinator, Xanadu Australia
<http://www.glasswings.com.au/GlassWings/> Technical Editor, Glass Wings
<http://www.sericyb.com.au/sc/> Manager, Serious Cybernetics
P.O. Box 409, Canterbury VIC 3126 Australia Phone +61 3 96511511