Re: #WWW on IRC (Lou Montulli)
From: (Lou Montulli)
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Subject: Re: #WWW on IRC
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 93 18:07:55 CDT
In-reply-to: <>; from "Nathan Torkington" at Jun 25, 93 10:58 am
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> What I thought would be really valuable is a WWW developers (possibly
> and users) BBS, telnettable to.  That way the conversation could be
> subdivided into topics (``boards'' for Clients, Mosaic, Servers, CERN
> Code, WAIS, Getting Started, SGML-flamage, &c.).  The site to set this
> up would need to be well connected, though (hint hint :-).
> A problem I find with the mailing list is that *everything* is here,
> which is not necessarily a good thing :).  I delete more than I read,
> and it takes a while for the mail to get through.
> As an interim idea, why not use IRC to communicate informally?  I'll
> join #WWW on IRC whenever I'm on, and if there's sufficient interest,
> I'll look into writing a 'bot to serve files, maybe even access the
> web.  Someone with a less crappy connection to the backbone might be
> able to run the 'bot if it gets going.
> Feedback?  Abuse?  See you on IRC?
> Nat.

NO No No No NO!  Sub-division of the list maybe, but IRC NEVER!
Couldn't we come up with a Web based solution for this?  After all
we are writing Web clients! 

-BTW don't you think that the time differences between our continents
might be a problem for live discussions.  Oh yeah, I forgot, developers 
work 24 hours a day, who has time to sleep :-)
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