Re: #WWW on IRC

Nathan Torkington (
Fri, 25 Jun 1993 11:29:08 +1200

Lou Montulli writes:

> NO No No No NO! Sub-division of the list maybe, but IRC NEVER!

Hmm, ircaphobe? :)

> Couldn't we come up with a Web based solution for this? After all
> we are writing Web clients!

It would require a PUT method, and possibly authorisation, both of
which are lacking at the moment :)

> -BTW don't you think that the time differences between our continents
> might be a problem for live discussions. Oh yeah, I forgot, developers
> work 24 hours a day, who has time to sleep :-)

Not everyone needs to be on at the same time for informal discussions
-- for instance, your question about WAIS could have been answered by
me, likewise my query about the 2.06 distribution could have been
answered by saying ``fool, it was *fixed* in the 2.06 distribution''
:-). Some things, net face-to-face would be nice for.