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- To: Andrew Pam <xanni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, udanax@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Greetings
- From: tom poe <tompoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 18:28:22 -0800
- In-reply-to: <20020109123002.C3979@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Organization: Salta Monte Solutions, Inc.
- References: <02010813115701.09155@aether> <3C3B7FF8.F49FC69C@xxxxxxxxxx> <20020109123002.C3979@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: tompoe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Tuesday 08 January 2002 17:30, Andrew Pam wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 05:25:44PM -0600, Jeff Rush wrote:
> > Yes, you're on the right list, but there is little traffic.
> As I mentioned in my previous message to Tom Poe, this mailing list
> was originally set up for discussion by developers and users of the
> Udanax code specifically rather than for general Xanadu discussion,
> since the Xanadu mailing list already exists for that purpose and has
> a larger readership. You can see all of the Xanadu mailing lists and
> their purposes at: http://www.xanadu.com.au/mail/
Hello: I'm copying Andrew directly, as he represents another mail list.
Well, I went to the site, skimmed through the material, and the impression I
have, is that there is some work going on to reposition as a publishing
house, "if-you-will". On a grander scale, an Internet3 [Internet2 has
already been fleshed out by the government and big business folks, along with
universities] seems like an appropriate term. This Internet3 would enable
all those who want to write, publish, and receive royalties on the web, to
have a nice arrangement. Sort of butts up against other would-be publishing
houses like Acrobat, e-book types. What's truly appealing, is the part about
transclusion, and at that level looks real good to me, IMHO.
So, the troubling part is, there does not seem to be any consideration given
to my friend in Africa, who lives in a village, without any money, but wants
to access the world. Can't do it. Even when we get s/he a computer, s/he is
dead in the water. Why?
Nope. Xanadu is just one more scam on those who wish to perpetuate
illiteracy at the expense of those less fortunate.
Well, let's fix that little glitch. This stuff is open source? Does anyone
know what the situation is with udanax? Is it software that can be placed on
a server and client that tracks the documents? Anyone point me to the