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Re: [xanadu] flecks ?????
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- Subject: Re: [xanadu] flecks ?????
- From: Jeff Rush <jrush@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 06:32:34 -0500
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____Textpert Alert____ wrote:
> On 00-09-02 17:40 -0400 sez Jack Seay:
> > "Flecks" is a shorter word than "nanobucks". Snapier, too.
> > Maybe he's onto something. I think it is marketable. Better
> > than beanz or flooz.
> Yeah, but what about its etymology, where did it come from?
> [btw. latest attempt at a viable net.currency is "Mojo",
> clearly a slang word, see http://www.mojonation.net/ ]
You can read about the word at:
It is a real word, not one made up by Ted Nelson.
> Nolo contendere to first sentence. As for the second:
> nowhere and probably staying that way. Don't bet on the
> third, it's a beautiful, logick idea, but crippled by its
> requirement of a proprietary network.
Hmmm, I don't see it requiring a proprietary network. Xanadu in
no way requires the use of the X88 (Green) or X92 (Gold) FEBE
protocol. Something based on XML-RPC over HTTP would work fine.
Xanadu also works with a common web browser, although only for
read-only access. It does really require a new browser program
for *effective* writing/editing. But an HTTP gateway to
xanalogically stored documents is a no-brainer.
> Maybe, in a couple decades, when the
> Internet is truly global and mature, the enfiladas have
> been ironed out, and a new digital-access paradigm shift
> is approaching, maybe then... but not otherwise.
Enfiladas ironed out? They work pretty good in Green, and
besides, they were replaced/upgraded to Ents in Gold. Nothing
called an Enfilade in the Gold sources here.
* Purple is the Gold version being ported from SmallTalk to C++