[unrev-II] OpenFolders collaborative filtering environment

From: Jack Park (jackpark@thinkalong.com)
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 06:13:19 PDT

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    The interview with Cory Doctorow:

    OpenCola, the company: http://www.opencola.com

    The sourceforge project: https://sourceforge.net/projects/swarmcast/, well,
    swarmcast may be part of OpenFolders.
    But then, there's soon to be: http://openfolders.sourceforge.net/ and
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/openfolders/ which implies this is a
    c++/php project under GPL.

    "The official Web site for OpenCola -- one of the most interesting software
    start-ups in years -- claims that Cory Doctorow is "Chief Evangelist" and
    "Spokesmodel" for the company, which rolls out its new OpenFolders
    collaborative filtering environment this month. But Doctorow also happens
    to be an accomplished science-fiction writer, winning last year's prize for
    best new talent at the Hugo Awards (the Oscars of the sci-fi community).
    Interestingly enough, his latest, as-of-yet-unpublished book, Down and Out
    in the Magic Kingdom, documents a future where Walt Disney World is run by
    an elaborate collaborative filtering system. The overlap between Doctorow's
    day job at OpenCola and his night job writing fiction makes for a unique
    combination: It's almost like William Gibson launching a company that sells
    neural plugs and stim-sims. "

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