RE: Mosaic Accessories

Fisher Mark <uunet!tcemail!!>
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Subject: RE: Mosaic Accessories
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This type of idea is what is needed to move software into the next 
generation: where various programs can be combined into compound documents 
(to borrow a Microsoft-ism) without respect to the differences between the 
programs.  Accessories plus a universal network graphics language would 
allow a whole new category of programs (can everyone say "killer apps"? :) 
for monitoring and exploring information.  (For example, a live, graphical 
display of traffic congestion between major Internet backbone sites.)  As a 
long time UNIX user (starting with Version 6 in 1978), I am very happy to 
see the idea of multiple cooperating programs extended into the GUI world. 
 The announcement that OLE and CORBA should interoperate may also be cause 
for celebration if it brought off.  Here, here!
Mark Fisher                            Thomson Consumer Electronics           Indianapolis, IN

"Just as you should not underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon
traveling 65 mph filled with 8mm tapes, you should not overestimate
the bandwidth of FTP by mail."