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Kristin Zibell <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 20 Oct 1999 08:59:21 -0500
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Hello Web gurus,

1. What do you think and how do you feel about this Web site*:

*You need a sound card and shockwave for the full effect.

2. I think it makes two important statements that speak loudly in favor of the
future of the Web:
+ The days of the Web being a source of information, like a library, are
numbered. It will no longer be recognizable from its initial browser-based form.
I think that it will be an all-sense all-consuming interactive experience Web
site to Web site. Mind you, not like the hype about virtual reality, but it will
affect our lives as much as our cars and our televisions.
+ The HTTP and TCP/IP protocols will no longer govern what message goes over the
medium, but rather they will just be the underlying method, the hidden structure
of all networked interfaces.

3. I think it makes two statements that speak loudly in defeat of the future of
the Web:
+ The separation between the technology have and have-not will increase more
dramatically than it already has.
+ You can't accommodate all users everywhere. This highly-visual, advanced
message delivery will provide more usability problems. The Web will go through a
rebirth without having solved the problems from its original inception.

Kristin Zibell

IBM  |  AS/400e User Technologies