Re: ARPA funds Active Network research.

Mark Baker (
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 10:45:49 -0400 (EDT)

Totally devoid of new bits... how many kudos does that cost me?

On Tue, 29 Apr 1997, I Find Karma wrote:
> We'll see. Maybe XML can evolve into *IT*.

It's on the right track. We'll see, as you say.

> The key problem then is building routing solutions INTO the physical
> substrate. Can it be done? Munchkins say yes.

It's worth a kick at the can.

> > Aren't active networks snubbing their noses at OSI (just asking, I'm
> > not entirely sure)? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
> Yes, and that's the point: the OSI model may have taken us just about as
> far as we can go. Time for a new sheriff.

Hawt Dawgie!

> Ah, now if we could just agree that XML gives you metadata
> functionality, we'd all be aligned...

Then we're aligned - not only with the Vision, but with some aspects
of the plumbing. Scary stuff, eh kids?


Mark Baker, Ottawa Ontario CANADA.                Java, CORBA, OpenDoc, Beans     

Will distribute business objects for food.