Wishin and Hopin
Thursday, March 8, 2001 by Dave Winer.
Zoooom back to 1995, when the Internet was a blushing babe, young and supple, and full of promise. Every guy wanted her, but they didn't appreciate her for her finer qualities. The marriage ended in disaster. Well the babe is more mature now, and she wants to have some fun.
So today's song is Dusty Springfield's "Wishin and Hopin."
"All you gotta do is hold him, and kiss him, and squeeze him, and love him. Yeah, just do it, and after you do, you will be his."
I want to turn the Web into a fantastic writing environment.
Getting there via HTML is hopeless. That's the old marriage.
Time for a new deal.
SOAP is exploding. Now there are 37 implementations.
If we can achieve interop among these 37 developers, of all sizes and shapes, we have the basis for the next version of the Internet, one that's easy to create for even if everyone can't have a server on their desktop.
"You will be his. You will be his!"