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Agents for Change

Azubuko Obele: Because everybody ends up managing their own messaging solution. Now every application isn’t complete until it can send/receive IMs.

25 years ago, pretty much everybody was talking about a new thing (or at least, it was new to them).  It went by a name... Local Area Networks... or LANs.  There were so many to chose from: Banyan Vines, Token Ring, SMB, NetWare, AppleTalk...

But people don’t talk much about LAN’s any more, what a pity.  But the joke is on them — it seems that pretty much any application you use these days is LAN enabled anyway.  And you know what?  I, too, am a LAN administrator.  Couldn’t be easier.  Walk into your local Best Buy, ask for thing called a router and plug it in.  Administration can be done via a web browser - hey, that turns out to be a LAN enabled application too!  Who’d a thunk it?

Ten years from now, we will be using SMS text messages to change the channel on the televison.


Hmm, hopefully not SMS text messages, but XMPP. In fact, I’m already using XMPP for exactly that and much more. In fact, an hour or so ago I cut the volume on the dreadful music my wife is playing downstairs using a quick command issued via Pidgin on this laptop. :)

Posted by Ciaran at

hopefully not SMS text messages, but XMPP

One part of the story I neglected to mention.  Remember all of those incompatible protocols I mentioned above?  You know what happened to them?

Well, somebody had a bright idea to define an inter-networking protocol (they called it “internet” for short) that could be used as a gateway between these local area networks.  Eventually, people stopped using the often proprietary LAN protocols in favor of directly connecting into the internet protocol itself.

Ain’t it funny how that worked out?

Posted by Sam Ruby at

"Ten years from now, we will be using SMS text messages to change the channel on the televison."

“Ten years from now, we will be using SMS text messages to change the channel on the televison.” - Sam Ruby: Agents for Change...

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Same way it worked out with the web.

(Did I read that in the REST book recently? Or was it somewhere else? That it was the URI by which the web eventually came to supplant all the protocols that it initially only interconnected.)

Posted by Aristotle Pagaltzis at

Shoot for Five

Sam Ruby on the future of “messaging” ... Ten years from now, we will be using SMS text messages to change the channel on the televison... Remember all of those incompatible protocols I mentioned above? You know what happened to them? Well,...

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Sam, I can’t tell if you are agreeing with or refuting the XMPP argument...

Posted by Michael R. Bernstein at

People in the UK on Sky+ are already changing their TV channel by SMS (well actually I don’t think they are, as they’re not wanting the feature, but still, it’s an option)

Can’t seem to find a decent webpage about it, but it’s part of:

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Posted by Jim Ley at

I expect that we will be able to send messages to appliances... but we don’t seem to be getting better at standards.
Maybe we’ll pull in  the TV’s RSS feed and sent it an AtomPub post to change the default channel.

It’s still essentially a client-server tranaction. I’ll give it a REST.

Posted by McD at

Sam Ruby: Agents for Change

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Are you serious? I highly doubt 10 years from now we’ll all be using a solution to channel changing that uses a far greater amount of power.

I remember getting an app for my ipaq years ago to change the channel and guess what I currently use... the good old remote. Some things are best left the way they are.

Posted by Damon Haidary at

Links - 08.20.2007

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Agents with multimode messaging (...and how do you build a

personal grid?) Rambling about Web Agents  The story so far: I’ve liked the idea of autonomous agents for almost as long as I’ve liked computers. Having a requirement for some around a year ago had a play with an agent toolkit ( JADE ). I found the...

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Sam Ruby: Agents for Change

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