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Dan Shafer revdan at
Thu Jul 29 23:02:41 CDT 2004

On Jul 29, 2004, at 12:02 PM, Takaaki Furukawa wrote:

>  So my opinion is that the web should have been based on
> HyperCard-like (Rev-like) platform, NOT HTML,  in the very first place.

You'll be interested to know that I had conversations with Bob Perez 
(who was the HyperCard evangelist at the time), Jean-Louis Gassee, and 
others about putting HyperCard in the Mac ROM and adding a TCP/IP stack 
to it. That would have *become* the Web and it would have been earlier 
and better than what we ended up with. And Apple would have become a 
standard instead of a fringe computer.

Gassee nixed the idea.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Dan Shafer, Revolutionary
Author of  "Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought" for more info
Available at Runtime Revolution Store (

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