Huh?!? I actually had no idea. Following up that last Jonathan Edwards video I discovered that SAP are funding a PARC-style research lab run by Alan Kay (!!!!!), who has hired Vi Hart, Bret Victor and Edwards among others, to go and do their crazy software art, reinvention of programming stuff.
I’ve been using Telegram with a bunch from the local hackspace. And we’ve been playing with Telegram bots.
It’s an interesting genre. So here’s my first attempt : OhmBot, a bot that knows Ohm’s Law and can do calculations from it.
… Here’s the problem. Linking hasn’t gotten an upgrade in many years.That’s not to say an upgrade isn’t possible, it is. But it takes two (or more) to make it happen. I can’t link to anything in a new way if it isn’t ready to be linked to in that way. And what we need for that to happen is collaboration.
Brunet thinks it’s not going to affect free WP users. Maybe.
What would, I think, be a radical move, would be to recreate the PHP model with node.js.
Did WordPress just translate itself to node.js?
Big question, will they also open-source this code-base for users to host on their own sites? If so, this is probably the beginning of the end for PHP? WP is certainly the only PHP application I run. And probably the most widely used PHP program in the wild. (Not counting FB here.)
If they aren’t going to open-source it, is this the beginning of the end for WordPress as the world’s most popular Open Source social-software? Is WordPress.com going to try to turn itself into a more closed, “gated” community? With new features only available to users hosting within it? Is it going to become more like Tumblr … or Medium or even FB?
Update : It’s all open-sourced.