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
<> 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.

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

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