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Re: Requirements for reliable message delivery

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 13:50:40 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200112141850.NAA19684@markbaker.ca>
To: janssen@parc.xerox.com (Bill Janssen)
Cc: moore@cs.utk.edu (Keith Moore), discuss@apps.ietf.org
> The Web is fundamentally designed for person-to-person communication,
> not program-to-program.

This is a common misconception.  It was designed for both.  It just
happens to be used primarily for human communication today.

>  It works OK for device-to-person as well
> (viewing/setting your home thermostat over the Web, for example), but
> only because there's a person in the loop to handle exceptions.

Have you been following the "Semantic Web"?


Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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