netomat(TM) is a meta-browser that engages a different Internet - an
Internet that is an intelligent application and not simply a large database
of static files. netomat(TM) dialogues with the net to retrieve information
as unmediated and independent in form. It is a browser only by convention.
Our current point-and-click navigation, rigid information distribution, and
passive browsing of "authored" information in today's interactivity will be
of little use when using netomat(TM). With netomat(TM), the user has a
dialogue with the Internet. You can ask the net a question using natural
language. netomat(TM) responds by flowing text, images and audio from the
net to your screen. You respond or ask further questions or write keywords
and the flow of data to your desktop is altered in response. The data is not
constrained by a web page or site but free floating and independent.
netomat(TM) can retrieve almost all types of data that resides on the
Internet, including RealAudio, jpegs, gifs, aiff, wav, html, xml and plain
text. netomat(TM) dialogues with you as well. It memorizes your session to
further enable your search and exploration of the Internet.
It's a Java app that only runs on Windows right now -- it requires JDK 1.2.1
capabilities. I took it for a spin -- pretty trippy. It doesn't seem
useful for getting real work done, but it does make for an interesting
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