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Private Google

August 27th, 2003 · No Comments

Steve Gillmor wants “a private Google, where I can find random notes without exposing them publicly–or more precisely, to unsubscribed (unauthorized) readers.” He also gives some suggestions on how to do it:

1. Get Panther. This will cost $500 for an entry level developer license today.

2. Investigate the new Mail APIs and the new TextEdit developer kit (if it exists).

3. Develop Gary Burd’s idea of a brute force private Google built on top of a local IMAP store hosted in Mail.app.

4. Produce NetNewsWire plug-in from #3’s work and contribute it to Brent Simmons with all possible speed.

5. Use NNW plug-in framework to develop additional extensions for converting iChat AV/AIM/Rendeyvous presence and message attempts into RSS feed.

6. Investigate wiring #5’s feed to iSync for persistent calendaring and scheduling.

7. Work with Mozilla-based cross-platform aggregators to migrate to Windows/Linux base.

8. Watch Microsoft and Google scramble to catch up.

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