Re: WWW as Object System (was: Embedding of Mime parts)

Steve Waterbury (
Fri, 20 Jan 1995 20:45:46 +0100

Steve Majewski writes:

> .... The Web is really a sort
> of poor man's distributed object system already.

EXACTLY! I think once database application developers realize
that the best way to use an RDBMS is as a "smart index/query
engine" for "Web objects" (i.e., _only_ put into the DBMS the
attributes you want to use to search for the objects, plus the
URL/URN/URC), "database applications" will become much more
efficient and flexible, and there will never be a need for an

Sort of like the old Sun slogan, "The Network _is_ the Computer",
except in this case, "The Network _is_ the Database"!

Thanks for the great post, Steve.