|InfoVis.net>Magazine>message nº 44||Published 2001-06-04|
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The digital magazine of InfoVis.net
The objective is to provide another, simplified, way to see and publish information, both textual and visual, through what their creators call "frogans slides"
The technology rests on top of a new application layer, the frogans layer. This layer is independent from the other existing layers like www, e-mail, news, IRC, etc. In fact the address of a "frogans page" would be frogans*name.extension. For example frogans*InfoVis.message44 could be an InfoVis message in frogans format.
In order to maintain this layer and make the existence of world-wide accessible frogans addresses possible, their promoters have built up the so called Frogans Network System. This is a network architecture that contains the applications, protocols and dedicated servers located in strategic places of the Internet backbone.
Frogans slides are edited and visualised with specialised software, the Frogans Publishing System (FPS) that is made up of two parts:
Apparently both components attempt to be much more simpler that their web counterparts. They aim to be available in many different operating systems and Internet access platforms (mobile phones, TV, computers…)
In Gaelic frogans means "liveliness, a light state of drunkenness". In September we'll see if this happy state spreads over Internet.
Another article about the topic appeared recently in newsbytes.
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