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[REBOL] Re: REBOL IOS, many Q's. :)

From: carl:cybercraft at: 2-May-2002 19:12

On 02-May-02, Gregg Irwin wrote:
> Hi Carl, > << >> So, not being excited by this so far, you decide to get a second >> opinion. You fly to Paris and unpack your Link client from the >> single floppy you brought with you. You connect and, BOOM, >> everything is there, just as if you were at home. > By "there", I assume you don't mean everything's updated onto the > floppy from server-side, do you? ie, to be practical, wouldn't you > have to move Link to the computer you're using? Or is it possible > with IOS to have it so what you publish is only stored server-side? >>> > Sorry for the confusion. When you unpack your Link client, you would > presumably unpack it onto the hard drive of a machine. When you sync > up, you'll have a local copy of everything. While you can fit many > reblets on the head of a pin, you may not be able to make them > dance. :)
That's what I expected, but it got me thinking about whether it'd be possible to not have stuff stored locally. Of course you'd always have to be online for it to work, but for cases where you need to use others' computers but don't want to install Link on them, let alone have all your data placed on their drives, it could be useful. But as Andrew pointed out, there's plenty of better alternatives to floppy disks these days for carting your data around. It'd be a neat trick from just a floppy though. (: -- Carl Read