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Advanced Implementations

Advanced Implementations are things that we would like to do, but haven't gotten around to implementing quite yet. In some cases, this is because the state of the art has not matured to the point that a compelling implementation is available. In other instances it is because we are kinda busy, and are confronted with the Mae West problem of "so many gizmos, so little time." But in any event, this page is where we keep track of some of the things that we may get around to implementing, in the fullness of time.

This page is under continuous development, and your comments and suggestions to the CyberStrategy Project are most welcome. As we actually get this stuff figured out, we transition things to our Well Tempered Desktop and CyberTools pages, which is an inventory of [respectively] the desktop and online stuff that we more or less kinda sorta know how to do, and which we could help other folks implement, if we were so inclined.

Language Translation

Mailing Lists

We are exploring the options of setting up our own e-mail listserv to better enable us to push our message through cyberspace. A listserv will copy a message and send it to all of those subscribed to the list. Current listservs number in the thousands. The are several ways of doing this, but the problem is that they are not supported by our internet service provider, Clarknet [which sez that the things are just too much trouble to administer]:


With the success of Pointcast, and the recent announcement of a host of new imitators/competitors [ about 30 by the end of 1996] "Push" is the latest hot internet buzz phrase. Like email listservs, these implementations automatically deliver pre-selected information, though unlike email the target is either a special-purpose client or [coming soon] a web browser. Unlike email, the content can be executable and interactive, and it can be timed to expire, eliminating bulging email inboxes. Applications include notification of changes on a website, while othere push content or applications.

The Bad News

Some Leading Push Implementations

Online Payment Systems


We currently use dial-up SLIP accounts for internet connectivity at 28.8 kbps. Faster service is available through ISDN, which is a normal phone line used for digital data instead of an analog signal. The wires carry two "B channels", each capable of 64kbps of data, along with a 16kbps "D channel" normally used only for signalling. We are continuing to monitor this field to identify an appropriate migration strategy.


Collaboration via WWW may prove to be our objective implementation, or it may merely be a waypoint on our migration toward commercial a groupware implementation. We are currently considering evaluation of one or more groupware packages. The term "Groupware" covers a multitude of capabilities. Generally speaking, groupware facilitates people working together or collaborating on files, documents, information, schedules, to enhance productivity and facilitate collaboration. through:

We are looking at a number of applications that may satisfy these requirements, to the extent that they cannot be met through Web applications.

Other Gizmos

There are a number of other miscelaneous gizmos we are looking into.


General Capabilities

A lot of these applications will require us to get a better handle on actual programming, as opposed to mere HTML coding.

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