So what is an application?

Jon Udell picks up on Peter Drayton asking the question “What is an application” and expands our thinking by asking an obvious question – (having set up an anti-spam inbox rule in Outlook)

..I don’t see a quick way to transfer this behavior to Larry’s instance of Outlook. The Outlook rules, when exported, are binary, not nice readable/editable ASCII like Netscape’s exported rules. In any case, even in Netscape, there’s no easy way to create this behavior, name it, export it as a service, and enable someone else to acquire it with a click. There are a million things like this. People have to start expecting this to happen always and everywhere. Then, it will.

Julian Elve
Proactive application of technology to business

My interests include technology, personal knowledge management, social change

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