s, and it manages downloads for these channels. So it's both an authoring and viewing tool.
It's a bootstrap, and it's open, meaning that anyone can develop software that works on either or both sides of this connection.
Adam's company is doing a graphic environment for music and video on PCs in Java. Others are welcome to join up and do software for all kinds of computers, content and people.
"This is just email"
First, everything on the Internet is just like something else. Or if it's any good it's just like everything else.
If you try to push video and audio through email you'll find the client user interface as daunting as the wait-click Web experience. How do I keep enclosures from downloading while I'm accessing email from a phone connection in a hotel? Sure, you could add a complex dialog to an already overly-complex email client user interface, and the result would be that no one could set it up properly and no new video would actually get to the desktop. (You'd hate the feature until you figured out how to turn it off.)
I'd like to pay special homage to the Grateful Dead, who have generously allowed their creations to be used to bootstrap new technology in non-commercial ways. To get this process going, we need a content base to get started with. So many technologists, me included, love the music of the Dead. I think they may have left a legacy for technologists that's as important as the legacy they left in music.
1/5/01: SOAP meets RSS describes a publish-and-subscribe notification system based on XML-RPC and SOAP and of course RSS.