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Re: The Physical Web

From: Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 07:36:42 +0100
Message-ID: <5524CC7A.6070601@ninebynine.org>
To: chaals@yandex-team.ru, "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Daniel Appelquist <appelquist@gmail.com>
CC: TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
On 07/04/2015 18:32, chaals@yandex-team.ru wrote:
> 07.04.2015, 17:15, "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>:
>> Sure but I think even the basic idea is pretty interesting just on its own—
>> I mean the idea of being able to passively discover information about
>> objects in the physical world around you as you move around in it.
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> There were a lot of related discussions around talking signs - which originally were loops of audio tape broadcast at very low power, to be picked up by a radio receiver when pointed at them - enabling a blind user to find their way around e.g. Yerba Buena park, where they were installed a long time ago.
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> In the late 90s we talked about them emitting a URL instead, which would enable a lookup.
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> I'm also interested in things that can communicate info on their own, instead of just identifying themselves and requiring a lookup - whose major benefit seems to be that it provides the resolvers (which seem likely to be large, and few) with a lot of data about where people go and what they look at. Although the question of who gets to program things that are more than an identifier is also interesting from a security perspective.

data: URLs, anyone?  (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2397)

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