Re: Whither URI: Revising the charter, disband URI?

Chris Weider (clw@bunyip.com)
Fri, 7 Jul 1995 10:44:55 -0400


From: Chris Weider <clw@bunyip.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 1995 10:44:55 -0400
Message-Id: <199507071444.KAA02002@kosh.bunyip.com>
To: msm@ansa.co.uk, rdaniel@acl.lanl.gov
Subject: Re: Whither URI: Revising the charter, disband URI?
Cc: masinter@parc.xerox.com, uri@bunyip.com

Hi Mark:

>
>> (Do we need something about a UR architecture draft?)
>
>Well, there's nothing more important than architecture :-)
>
>Seriously, though, a good case could probably be made for a general
>object architecture, and possibly a computational model.  The
>enterprise and business models, on the other hand, are probably best
>left alone.  This points up the fact that there still need to be a
>variety of architecture drafts if there are any.
>
>> Ron Daniel Jr.                email: rdaniel@acl.lanl.gov
>
>Mark.
>

Yes, there is a good case for a general object architecture. That's what
a few of us have been pushing for a number of years; if we are to effectively
extract *information* from the Internet, and interact with information
in a way that allows us to use the Internet as an extension of our
daily information flows rather than something akin to channel-surfing on the
T.V. at 3 a.m. when all that we can get are infomercials and random public
service announcements, we need a much richer and more robust infrastructure
for Internet information.

Such a system *must* be architected as much as possible; our challenge
is to build an architecture which can be deployed rapidly enough to 
keep up with the rapidly changing layout of the Net and also leverages
currently deployed systems. 

Sorry I'm in such a preachy mood today :^)
Chris

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