DaveNet: Saturday, April 5, 1997; by Dave Winer.
Mac Developers @ InternetWorldGood morning!
Lots of stuff going on... We've been working on Apple's web presence for the InternetWorld show next week in Los Angeles.
As part of the website, we will focus on the achievements of the Macintosh net developer community.
If you're part of that community, we'd like to include you, your product, and/or company in the site.
It's a news site
The site is almost done. It's designed around a central news page. New stories will be linked into that page. We'll develop new structures to fit the kind of links and stories we receive.
It'll happen in a news room set up at the Apple booth. We're also going to demo the software on stage in Gil Amelio's keynote.
The goal is to create, in real-time, a dynamic site, with lots of cool stuff that makes people want to come back again and again.
The site isn't on the air yet. We'll open it on Wednesday March 12. Watch Apple's home page on the 12th for a pointer.
Apple & the Internet
Apple's new Internet strategy is built around the products created by the Mac net development community. Just by making the Mac a better net platform, you become part of Apple's Internet strategy.
Even if you're not attending InternetWorld, you and/or your company can participate in the web site. Do you have an announcement you'd like to make next week? Think about it. If you're not saying something to your customers and potential customers, maybe you want to?
It's OK to create a special page for this event, with links to your products, or you can point to an already-existing page that describes your Mac net product.
Register your site
Use this form to register a Mac net-related product as part of Apple's InternetWorld web presence. You can register your site thru Sunday March 9, at which time this form will stop accepting responses.
Other ways to participate
If you're exhibiting at InternetWorld, please stop by the News Room part of Apple's booth and look for me, Brent Simmons, Sandy Ware, or Karl May. We want to be sure someone comes to look at your booth and your products and writes up something for the website.
If you're just attending InternetWorld, let's do something fun. Be a reporter for Apple. What's happening at the show? What excites you? What did you think of Amelio's speech? What are people saying on the show floor? You can make it personal. Tell us a story.
Thanks for your help and let's have a great show!
PS: Along the way we created a new piece of software called a Content Server. It's exciting stuff. We're glad that Apple is tuning in! We can do a lot more good stuff when we work together.