Scott Knaster clipped this from the first issue of MacWorld, 1/24/84.
We had chutzpah then. And something new that we were proud of, but kind of at a loss to explain it in words. It's true to this day, outlining is still hard to explain. But it's still pretty damn useful!
Update: My mom, inspired by this archeological find, went digging for her own ThinkTank relics. She found a small quilt she did back then of the ThinkTank logo. It used to hang on the wall in my office at Living Videotext back in the old days in the 2432 Charleston Rd, Mountain View, CA.
Until late last year (2013, Happy New Year) when I needed to write a little utility script that would do a housekeeping task on the net for me, I would write it in Frontier.
The most useful utilities so far have acted as a bridge between RSS and Twitter. It's how my linkblogging tool connects with it now. And it is still relying on a server for the final step.
My old friend Jeff Sandquist, who used to be the lead developer guy at Microsoft, is now doing that at Twitter. I keep telling Jeff I have no interest in doing anything on top of Twitter, but then I keep doing things on top of Twitter. Oy! Yes, they could make it better. I shouldn't need a proxy to talk to their server. My desktop JS should be able to talk directly to their server.
Where do I think this will go? Well, there's no question you could write a full RSS aggregator to run on the desktop in the browser, even on a tablet or a phone. Decentralization is now much much easier than it ever has been, and it's coming at a good time, with all the michegas from the NSA.