File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1999/avant-garde.9902, message 28


Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 00:54:08 +0000
Subject: Re: notart


In message <Pine.3.89.9902211900.A14468-0100000-AT-bloor>, George Free
<aw570-AT-freenet.toronto.on.ca> writes
>On Sun, 21 Feb 1999, Gerald O'Connell wrote:
>
>> Seems the deal is this: if you want somebody to see it, chances are
>> you'll be using HTML to tell that guy's machine to get ready to show it
>> to him....
>> 
>
>       True enough. It seems that the web is becoming a universal
>interface. Applications are themselves becoming more networked based.
>...Not sure how Java will eventually change all of this.
>
>George
>

Don't know whether Java will change anything beyond what kind of
hardware you you need at home (how thick will the client be ?). But I do
know that ALL the major Telcos are either planning or building major new
global IP networks. The WWW's medium-term future as a universal
interface is assured. I think all artists, wherever they place
themselves in the traditional/modern/postmodern spectrum, will need, in
common with stockbrokers and stand-up comedians, to come to terms with
that fact....

Gerald O'Connell

http://www.gacoc.demon.co.uk/


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