What changes at Medium and Yahoo Pipes teach us about the persistence of the web

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:57:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"I wondered what will happen to the people who follow feeds produced by
Yahoo Pipes? Yahoo doesn't say they'll provide free redirection, but it
would be good for the web if they did. However, even if they did provide
redirection, where would people redirect to?"

Something we have long talked about at Xanadu as a service we'd like to
offer - persistent publication.  I've been wanting to do it since the
1980s, and Ted since the 1960s.  Our idea was to have a federated system
with stable global identifiers and tracker/resolvers, then allow people
to host their own servers and thus make lots of copies - like
bittorrent, for example.  But we would add a mechanism for ensuring a
minimum number of copies of each document exist.

Easier said than done, though.  It would need to attract enough interest
to get enough support and funding to become self-sustaining.

Via Lauren Weinstein.

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

Comment via email

Home E-Mail Sponsors Index Search About Us