[Pipet Devel] Internet pioneer urges overhaul

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Wed Nov 22 17:30:07 EST 2000

``Similar to the way a host name is resolved to an IP address, the handle will
be resolved into information the computer needs to know about the object. Only
since the information is now about the object, the location of the object is
just one of the bits of information that is important. The handle record will
also tell the computer things like what kind of file the object it is, how
often it will be updated and how the object is allowed to be used - whether
there are any copyright or privacy protections. The record can also have any
industry-specific information about the object, like a book's International
Standard Book Number (ISBN) code.''

Sound familiar?  Skip down to the picture of Kahn unless you want a lesson on
what the Internet is.



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