The Relentless March of Computer Abstraction
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"Ultimately, we can reach a point where a particular Web site's metadata is so rich that an agent can visit the site for the first time, and, by examining the metadata, understand the services and act on them without the intervention of a human being. And won't that be a nice turn of events?"
Written on February 27, 2001