Re: [CNET] Web services -- a 2001 thing?

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From: Dave Winer (
Date: Sun Dec 31 2000 - 07:49:26 PST

Mark and I have had this discussion before.. ;->

Someday when we're retired at the Old Programmers Home Mark will say
"Remember Dave back in ought-one, when you thought Visual Basic programmers
could write Web applications?"

And I'll say "Mark you old geezer, of course I remember! The great thing
about it was that none of them knew they were doing it, and wasn't it great
when they all switched en masse to the cool scripting environment Sun
shipped in ought-four, that was one hundred percent compatible with


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From: "Mark Baker" <>
To: "Adam Rifkin" <>
Cc: <FoRK@XeNT.CoM>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [CNET] Web services -- a 2001 thing?

> > > "People already are using the Web for services," said Summit
> > > analyst Dwight Davis. "For example, lots of people are using
> > > Hotmail. The question is about the level of integration and
> > > sophistication of these Web services."
> Give the man a cigar.
> Somebody should take all the services at xmethods, and provide an
> HTTP GET interface to them. Then we could access all those whizbang
> services through a browser and do all those other niceities that
> come with having a generic interface to our components. Yes, I
> think this could become quite popular. It needs a name though;
> how about "The Web"?
> MB

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