Throw away the Internet and start over?
jbone at deepfile.com
Tue Apr 22 01:28:27 PDT 2003
On Monday, Apr 21, 2003, at 23:59 US/Central, Mr. FoRK wrote:
> If you have an email-like application that is immune to spam, just
> build it
> & in a couple years (or months) the network effect will swing your way.
BTW, just to be clear: I'm not endorsing this idea. I think it's
worth some consideration / exploration.
Think about this: a significant amount of all mail messages are being
read today through Web-based interfaces e.g. Hotmail, Yahoo, and
others. These things already impose (different) resource models on top
of the venerable mailbox. How tough would it be to abstract /
standardize this, close the "sending" loop and gain substantial
functionality in the process? Not too tough, IMHO.
Paul Prescod, I, and others noodled on this a while back, and Paul
wrote up a sort of sketch:
PS - just to torment Tom: HTTP, the Highlander Protocol. There can be
only one... ;-) BTW, "Highlander Protocol" T-shirts can be had at
CafePress, courtesy Mike Dierken IIRC:
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