> The CM-2 demo was more than ten years ago. Suddenly, I feel old.
You are -- which is probably one significant reason why Apache is so
> What ever happened to Archie, anyway? Is it still running?
Yes. It's a bit slower than it was in 1993, though -- though not
nearly as much as you thought.
> > > WAIS is the only one of these which ever saw in really widespread use,
> > > though both the other two had a lot of political push behind them.
> > So did OSI. :)
> Ummm... Z39.50 *is* part of the OSI protocol suite, with BER and
> everything, even if almost nobody is running it these days over OSI
Really? That's interesting.
The point is that the OSI protocol suite succumbed to competition from
simpler, more effective ways of doing things, as the simpler ways
adopted its best features; so did WAIS. Both died despite lots of
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