Re: Requirements for reliable message delivery

The Web is fundamentally designed for person-to-person communication,
not program-to-program.  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.


> > But as a quick-and-practical answer, because I want my thermostat to be
> > a first class resource on the Web.  This is what the Web was designed
> > to be and do.
> if the design of the web is to coerce everything into one protocol,
> it's fundamentally broken.    perhaps that was the intent, but 
> I'm happy that things didn't work out that way.

Received on Friday, 14 December 2001 12:29:04 UTC