The argument which is then made (and acknowledged by the FAQ) is: why not just use a subset of HTTP? It seems the answer boils down to enforcement. I don't see why this is a problem though, because people need to force themselves to use Gemini clients.
This is one of my biggest frustrations with Gemini. There's no reason all of the development that is going into it couldn't happen in the Web space. You could build your own tiny browser that work with a subset of the web. Other people could build really basic, text-only sites for your browser's users to visit, and they would still be available for anyone else using other browsers. Building Gemini servers/sites is just a lot of work to build another niche silo.
Everybody is slowly coming to understand that numbers in the health industry are incredibly slow. Articles on vaccine rollout have to mention that hospitals aren't equipped to handle reporting on a 72 hour turnaround. That's because EMRs (electronic medical records) are absolute garbage. They're huge, locked-down, enterprise applications, each controlled by a single vendor and licensed to hospitals for huge fees. They don't have interoperability in mind, they want to lock you in to their silo. If you want to send a report to someone else, you hope they use the same EMR as you or you have to run a convoluted pipeline to get that data to them, usually as a CSV or Excel spreadsheet that they have to run through a convoluted pipeline to get into their system. Maybe after this is all over, that will get some attention. Giant corporations shouldn't be able to control health records and drive up costs for patients and hospital
If you have a smartphone, then you are aware that the number of apps available is astounding, and indeed, no matter what you search, you’ll likely find...
At first blush, this sounds insane.
Edge magazine investigates the dramatic origins of the original Xbox and how an internal team 'hoodwinked' Bill Gates into launching Microsoft's first console
When you haven't been updated since 2016, expiring certificates are a problem.
Consumer privacy has fallen into the FTC's purview, so it's digging deep.
We'll see what comes of this. I don't have high hopes.
Repeat offenses under new rules will trigger action to force divestments.
I don't think breaking companies up is the way to go, but at least Europe is doing something, I guess. I'm more in favor of what the MEP quoted in the article, Paul Tang, said. Go after their business model; restrict what they're allowed to do. That curtails the current giants and prevents future companies from becoming an issue
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Uber is pumping $400 million into a startup led by a Google self-driving veteran.