another laszlo/croquet pairing

I don’t know why I’m so fascinated and charmed by this stuff…

Neat thing built on Laszlo, and links to news of Laszlo funding. Cool stuff.

And then… bam… a comparison to a product from a Croquet company (Qwaq).

About Stearns

Howard Stearns works at High Fidelity, Inc., creating the metaverse. Mr. Stearns has a quarter century experience in systems engineering, applications consulting, and management of advanced software technologies. He was the technical lead of University of Wisconsin's Croquet project, an ambitious project convened by computing pioneer Alan Kay to transform collaboration through 3D graphics and real-time, persistent shared spaces. The CAD integration products Mr. Stearns created for expert system pioneer ICAD set the market standard through IPO and acquisition by Oracle. The embedded systems he wrote helped transform the industrial diamond market. In the early 2000s, Mr. Stearns was named Technology Strategist for Curl, the only startup founded by WWW pioneer Tim Berners-Lee. An expert on programming languages and operating systems, Mr. Stearns created the Eclipse commercial Common Lisp programming implementation. Mr. Stearns has two degrees from M.I.T., and has directed family businesses in early childhood education and publishing.

One Comment

  1. That Ghost Webtopp is pretty interesting, and the story behind the company is certainly cool. I, personally, want to hear more about a similar product from Laszlo Systems, the Laszlo Webtop. However, I think Ghost and WebTop, while conceptually similar (and both built using OpenLaszlo) are really aiming at different markets. And in any event, the Web is plenty big enough for both of them to prosper.

    I’m waiting to see more comparisons of Croquet and Second Life. When they start cropping up, I think it will be a good sign that Croquet is emerging from the academic labs out into the world.

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