Fed up with the web

Milan Zimmermann milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Sat May 27 03:05:18 UTC 2006

Hi Keith,

If you do not mind your clients having to download a plugin, the Squeak plugin 
is definitely very interesting. 

But I have to say for some reason, (probably explainable by humankind 
simplicity :) ) using anything that users have to "install" is a huge hurdle. 
I completely agree with your sentiment about beeing fed up with the web (http 
protocol mostly, inability of browser to install applications dynamically, 
current business fixation on "it has to be web-based", etc) - at this point 
there are very few technologies that bypass this at least in some sense, 
Javascript because it's "part of" every browser environment, and Flash Player 
because it is "bundled" with most browsers, maybe a few more.

It is all about delivery, and it would be nice to subvert the "current web 
paradigm" and make it to mass-deliver the next thing that will eventually 
kill it :). So maybe, to start with, all of us should use Squeak Plugin on 
our home pages :)

Have fun,

On 2006 May 25 21:43, Keith Hodges wrote:
> Dear Brad,
> I am getting psyched up to do this, Its going to be a quest, a rally
> call, I think time and effort spent seeing if I can deliver a squeak
> hosted web page  will be time well spent. Heck I dont care if my users
> have to load a plug in, if I just pause to think about it I just hate
> the web architecture that much. These new technologies dont even have
> rotation in their base rendering engine, I just took the trash can for a
> 360 degree spin just to remind me how good it feels and working in a
> code browser rotated at 33 degrees just because you can do it and no one
> else can!
> Step 1, I discovered Text Tool in tweak, and it works! Bliss
> Step 2, find some more fonts, X11 Fonts are there in SqueakMap, could
> use some more though.
> Step 3, lets go get that Squeakland plug in....
> Keith
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