[FoRK] Email vs. Wiki as collaborative media

Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> on Fri Mar 28 16:10:28 PDT 2008

Jeff Bone wrote:
> On Mar 28, 2008, at 7:04 AM, Jeffrey Winter wrote:
>>> This picture about sums it up:
>> Clever, but the diagram on the right doesn't show any mechanism for
>> signalling that an update has been made.
> Good point.
> There are some --- many, actually --- things for which async push is 
> better suited.
> jb
Not that nearly every form of email except SMS alerts isn't based on 
polling a server...
The Imap protocol supports asynchronousness, however I can't find a 
reference that supports true async mode that avoids most polling.


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