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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The trouble with 'Web 2.0'

I'm writing some software and I want it to interface with the excellent CiteULike. Unfortunately, there's no live interface to do so in realtime with full functionality. More tellingly, GMail lacks IMAP support, relying only on the really crude protocol POP3 to access mail from anything but GMail. I think, at least for the moment, that in the excitement over better-designed web interfaces, we have turned our back on standards that worked so well for so long. If the trend continues, the results aren't going to be pretty.



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