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I am in Amsterdam getting a demonstration of a new web browser that if you believe the hype is going to change the world. More follows. >>Filed from my P910i
Posted by Paul Mason on October 20, 2005 at 02:21 PM | Permalink
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Flock is not going to change the world. Part of the point of the read-write web is that it isn't application specific - if you're going to require a specific browser to view a site, it might as well be a Windows application. The web needs to work for everyone or it stops being useful.
It remains to be seen whether the read-write web can product a fully-fledged application that really harnesses its power. I'm working on it, as are big players like Google and Yahoo. Simple web diaries and photo streaming aren't going to cut it on their own; being able to aggregate these separate streams of information and bring them together in a way that can be shared with others and collaboratively developed as a collection has a future - think knowledge management, business collaboration, etc.
Ben Werdmuller |
October 27, 2005 at 10:11 PM
I saw this on NewsNight and I thought it was terrible that Firefox wasn't given a mention. Flock was built on the Firefox source code yet they never got a mention at all in the whole program.
Edward Mills |
October 27, 2005 at 11:21 PM
hi paul, just saw your report on Newsnight. Just wanted to point out that when you referenced Internet Explorer as being the browser with all the plugins, you probably meant Firefox. Anyway fun to see us all in the program on TV! I flaked out on coding through the night;)
October 27, 2005 at 11:29 PM
I watched in fascination the Newnight article on Flock and went straight to the site and downloaded it. I must say that I really appreciated this new technology being brought to the wider public, for I might never have heard about it if it had not been for Paul Mason! I have finally found (also with Firefox) a browser that outplays the market leader.
Matthew Naylor |
October 29, 2005 at 04:34 PM
Hi Paul - I watched the Flock item with interest last week. Getting in touch now was just to let you know of another "grass roots" one-day event taking place in London next week on Wednesday 9 November, examining Open Source's potential for the Voluntary/Non-profit sector.
All details are at http://www.socialsource.org.uk
If Open Source is of interest, you're very welcome to come along and see more.
Adrian De Luca
Adrian De Luca |
November 01, 2005 at 02:55 AM
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