Re: Logistics, Linda, and Lifestreams

Ka-Ping Yee (
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 21:19:37 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 29 Sep 1999, Dave Long wrote:
> > the place to start. And I want to use my email archive as a back-link
> > service ("show me all the mail messages that link to this page") and I
> Critmail may be worth a look.

Hey, that's a neat thought. You wouldn't even have to use Critmail
to make this work, actually -- if you just put an archive of your
mailbox online somewhere, and got CritLink to read all the messages,
you'd have the backlinks you wanted.

> My AI flight-of-fancy is a system
> that, instead of WikiNames, can use noun phrases and other natural
> language constructs.

Cool idea! But i'm afraid it may be dangerous to violate the
principle of predictability. The impression i get about DWIM-type
things is that they get unwieldy because increasing their "smarts"
makes them more complex and less predictable. Still, this may be
a good thought for CritLink, someday...

-- ?!ng