Re: Uncle Dave ponders the meaning of namespaces

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From: Tom Whore (
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 11:42:21 PDT

On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Dave Winer wrote:

--]And everything to do with the communication protocol they define, which is
--]rapidly becoming a standard of serious weight.

Hell, for thatmatter look at gnutella. Yes I know the protocol is as bad
to some of you as playing loud Barry Manilow music is to die hard Crass
fans...But dig the outcome.

This shitty protocol is being used far and wide by millions, yes millions,
of folks. The protocl did not go thru peer reivew, was not sanctioned by
any alphabet soup group, in fact it was officaly released for all of 10
hours or so then orphaned.

And you doubt the power of "make it and they will come?"

For the other side of the coin..or to paul harvey fans for the rest
(long pause while paul takes a hit of o2) of the story...look at products
and formats like Sonicbox, ACQ, the ill named MP4 format, a dozen methods
to make HTML annotatable colab wise, etc etc

these failed for some very basc reasons..They were closed and unopenable,
they were controled to death by a gourp or corp who thought they had every
answer all figured out from the get go, and they were not FUN to mess

napster and Gnutella...were cracked open fast, were not controled withthe
iron hand of god(tm) , and were/are fun.

hence these two products spawned thrid party clones, web front ends, and
are becomming part of the lexicon.

Make it Fun and they will come

(fun(tm) is a trademark property of Mediawhore Co which is a wholey owned
company of WSMF Corp. all rights reserved and we wont even go into what
the lefts are for)

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