Re: [rumori] databases

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Tue Jun 05 2001 - 17:43:09 PDT

Tue, 5 Jun 2001 found Pan writing:

>True. If it were, there would be at least a bit more form and usability
>to it. I'm wondering if the server is their own or if they're renting

as i understand it, it's being donated by, which
is a nonprofit in the Presidio here in San Francisco, run by
Brewster Kahle, who also is the guy that invented WAIS
(anyone remember WAIS? a pre-WWW net search tool, basically)
and runs, which was bought by Amazon. I'm not
sure where gets all their money, but they have
basements full of terrabyte harddrives that they are using
to archive the entire internet.

>I'm building a small media database for my business and radio show using
>Applescript, Frontier and Quicktime. The movies have chaptered tracks.
>You can pull down a menu and skip through the recording. They also have
>data storage (author, description, running time... some 20
>attributes).These tracks can be queried by Applescript for cross

sounds really cool...


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