June 19, 2000
Lots o' people are talking

Lots o' people are talking about Gelernter's manifesto, and wondering why it isn't being made by anyone. It actually is being made, by Gelernter himself: take a look lifestreams, inc. and their products. Seems to me there is one big reason why more people aren't (and probably won't be) using this product: it's a completely old-style company: all the major tech behind it is patented, the product is closed source, etc. If Gelernter was more like Tim Berners-Lee, he might stand a chance of actually creating a revolution in computer interfaces, instead of just talking about one and releasing some interesting technology that nobody uses.

Posted by Bill Stilwell at June 19, 2000 12:00 AM
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