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.

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Julian Elve
Proactive application of technology to business

My interests include technology, personal knowledge management, social change

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