Andreesen moving sloooowly to objects

Rohit Khare (
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 18:05:51 -0400 (EDT)

"Watch for a number of things in the 3.0 Version of Enterprise
Server," said Marc Andreessen, Netscape's chief technology
officer. "There will be agent creation for all of the services so that
information can be pushed instead of pulled." This means one of the
first places this agent technology will surface is in Netscape's
e-mail servers, which will make use of agents to automatically perform
certain functions and route processes in workflow applications.

While touting object-based computing -- and the Java object-based
programming language in particular -- Netscape officials said the move
away from plug-in-heavy clients toward a distributed object model will
not happen overnight.

"We have to establish ourselves in the enterprise now," Andreessen
said. "Plug-ins are the way we do that. When that changes, we'll be