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- To: xanadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: cheerfulness aside...
- From: ____Textpert Alert____ <ianf@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 11:30:02 +0200
- Reply-to: xanadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Writes Edward Cherlin in regard to the truly exquisitely-
titled "Re: HI. Wow. Thanks. [this version OK for publishing]"
EC>> I have been designing an integrated book/Web site/CD-ROM/MOO
EC>> using Xanadu principles, which is why I'm waiting for news of
EC>> implementations on this list.
> I have written an introduction to the Net,
> http://www.newbie.net/Newbie_Pages which incorporates the rest
> of the Net by reference. I provide direct links to all the
> information sources a Newbie needs, which together make it
> possible to find almost everything on the Net.
> For example, I define the Internet as a collection of computers,
> software, communication links, and people, all bound together
> to the extent that there is agreement on how to communicate:
> protocols over the comm links and between software modules, GUIs
> between the hardware and wetware, and Netiquette between the
> people. This definition leads to links on the various topics
Gosh, if this is how you DEFINE the Internet, then god help the
Sarcasm aside, what _exactly_ are these "Xanadu principles" of
yours, and where have you got the innane idea, that (emphasis
"providing direct links to ALL THE INFORMATION sources
[a newbie needs], which together [will] make it possible
to find ALMOST EVERYTHING on the Net"
is anywhere near the solution to an imaginary Internet newbie's
[assumed?] initial sense of utter befuddlement, disorientation
and, er, "newbiness"?