Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Any Norwegians who want to read a little article about Ted Nelson and the Xanadu-project? I don't personally have any opinions about it, just the last line of the article caught my eye. The writer made the claim of writing in Ted Nelson's spirit, by leaving all the images in their original location, thereby ensuring that the traffic to the image or text can be measured for "transcopyright". I might be wrong, but looking about the net, a lot of people who make designs for use on the web specifically ask that people don't do that. The reason why they don't want you to leave the images on their original positions is simple... it adds traffic to their sites, and clogs up the servers to much-used sites.

Is this technical problem actually an ideological problem, or is the transcopyright an ideal which is still technically impossible?

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