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Re: Request for Some Enlightenment re Ted's Position on Files/Directories

On Tue, 14 Jan 2003 05:33 pm, you wrote:
> I realize that Ted is quite busy, and that he gets LOTS of silly
> questions all the time, but could he spare a moment to set me straight
> on one Xanadu issue that I've pondered over the past few years until I
> get headaches! ;-)  I just can't see how to operate w/o files/directories.
 I proposed a dead simple solution/system back in 1998 -- problem is not with 
how to build a Xanadu system but who the hell would support it? Fundamentally 
the carriers who wish to protect their carrier businesses, had to stop 
computer networking dead in its tracks & so spent billions upon billions to 
buy the Internet and turn it into a carrier style product, to wit their basic 
desire is to get as many people to waste as much time as possible on the 
Internet to justisfy the highest service fees.
 Result is that a technology like Xanadu which is designed to increase human 
results / productivity while *reducing* time spent online & network load -- 
such a technology is directly against the profit interests of the carriers.