I was browsing the "hyperproceedings" of the 6th International World Wide Web Conference from 1997 and found this cool paper that proposes a method for servers to collaborate on tasks together in decentralized and asynchronous ways:
It's very "fediverse" and it's actually giving me some new design ideas...
(Stumbled on this conference because I follow the wayback_exe bot on Twitter:
@darius From my initial skim this is interesting, especially given the context of the era. We've had the ideas of a fediverse from the start but (for the web community, anyway) they mostly evaporated in the dot.com boom.
@darius Seems to overlap in purpose with the semantic web proposed a few years later, which has never quite reached fruition.
Well, in 1 of the past 10 ActivityPub meetings we did also talk about how to “Describe Potential Actions of Objects” natively in ActivityPub cause Evan and James already thought about it for AS …
Please note the CFP for upcoming FediCamp https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/fedicamp-2022-call-for-proposals/2510
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