FW: Future Internet will have parallel web networks

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From: Dan Kohn (dan@teledesic.com)
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 16:33:41 PST

One of the more clueless statements I've seen in a while.

There is only one web, defined by Tim Berners-Lee as the "universe of
network-accessible information". <http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Points/>

                - dan

Daniel Kohn <mailto:dan@dankohn.com>
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SUN CO-FOUNDER SEES MANY WEBS Sun Microsystems co-founder and chief scientist Bill Joy sees not one, but multiple, intertwined Webs: "It has been clear to us since '95 that there wasn't just one Web. Many people still think there is just one Web. There isn't. There are six Webs, and they come from the modality in which the information is used. They are all interconnected." The most familiar one is the Web that is accessed from the PC, and is used for shopping, e-mail and browsing. "The second is clearly more organized for entertainment," says Joy, who cites TV-like interactive content as an example. The third is a Web with information designed for handheld PCs; the fourth is a network that uses voice recognition to navigate the Web. These four Webs all "leave the human in the loop," says Joy, but the last two do not. They are: an e-business Web where, for instance, one company's inventory system can communicate with another company's inventory system without human intervention; and a sixth Web that involves embedded systems or "sensors that confederate and work together to do things." (TechWeb 11 Jan 2000) http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20000111S0009


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