nathanm: Internet strategy ..
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From: Nathan Myhrvold
Sent: Monday, April 24, 1995 8:10 AM
To: Bill Gates
Subject: FW: Internet stratagy
FYI - feedback from Blackbird group on my email
From: John Shewchuk
To: nathanm; patfer; russs
Subject: FW: Internet strategy
Date: Thursday, April 20, 1995 7:50 AM
Very interesting memo - the Blackbird MSN/Internet.CorporateNet issue
has been widely discussed on the Blackboard PM team for some time and
there is a general consensus with the overall technical direction
if we wanted to move forward on this, in addition to the obvious issues
that we have been thinking about such as moving Blackbird objects across
TCP/IP networks, creating a server SDK and so on .. Blackbird uses HTML
superset and is extending it with OLE, Forms3 and other Windows assets.
It also includes security and billing.
ideally, the Blackbird front end would include a great Web browser and
it would seamlessly integrate access to servers on the Internet: using a
plain vanilla HTML/HTTP as well as Blackbird servers. This is our
current stratagy, but tactically we are not there yet. Blackbird
technology will not be generally available for a few months after MSN
Given the current state of the internet and given our size and resource
level, we are going to bootstrap our internet service by leapfrogging
the current front end technology and distributing our own front end ..
Over time (like within 3 months) we will be using more of the Internet
- We will move to using TCP/IP, and thus will benefit from the ever
cheaper connectivity which is a central part of the internet.
- We will allow access to any Internet service.