The underlying assumption here is the
Web, in the near future, will play the role of an electronic
meeting place where interactions of almost all nature will
be effected. The key, in our opinion, is the availability
of an electronic platform that sits on top of the Web that
provides the basic facilitation of what a global community
needs. Now, we have individual websites that provide some
unique functions for communities (e.g., YouTube.com, or
Flickr.com) of specific interests, each of these websites
most likely of using similar enabling technologies to magnetize
users to the community, and other functionalities. In here,
we discuss some very common e-phenomena that if they carry
the any2any nature. From this, we hope to derive some common
traits of these applications and their needs, common and
unique, to gain the any2any label.
following list of applications is a starting point for development
with respect to the global
community of participants for any-2-any communication. The reason
behind the communication is no concern at this point, but we believe
it would be best suited in a business environment as a start. The
carries the implication that we are limiting to a community of one,
but the community of communities. The communication may be necessary
between a participant of the Hong Kong political party XYZ and a
participant of the 'signs' community (where promotional signs can
be designed and ordered online). There are many examples, and possibilities,
thus we must limit our scope before we are drown in our own creation.
will briefly describe each application next. We will identify the
commonalities and uniqueness in terms of technology development.
It is a mixed bag due to the diverse exposures of the founding directors
of the company. And, yes, there would be applications/ideas out
there, yet not necessary in the same context. Anyone likes to develop
the application? Or there exists such application already - appreciate
if you could let us know.
|[written jan 2005; updated
idea comes around as one of us travelss to another country,
capturing scenes, foods, and notable events and finds out
that there is no effective way to record and management the
is often a nightmare for those that doing research with a
mind to publish. The management of articles and the searchability
of these read articles have been not well provided. There
are electronic publishers that provide access online of what
they owned or contracted. The search results differ and it
is not uncommon to expect that (just like a Microsoft mouse
not the same as that of a Apple mouse - I vaguely remember
that a Mac mouse had a square button).
are m-commerce, B2B e-commerce, location-based commerce, and
But there is no any2any e-commerce yet. There are some interactions
between buyers of certain products (e.g., book clubs, bulletin
boards, and even in blogs). We are concerned about any2any
during the transactional stage before the final order. Did
we ever think about interacting with a shopper in the same
store who is looking at the same product that you are looking
at? Social behaviour discourages such uninvited interaction.
will provide an indexing service of PDF files. The PDF file
must be legally obtained and a URL provided.
software may not be possible for 'global' usage due to the governmental
differences, operators' interests and different mobile network
technologies (GSM, EDGE, CDMA, ...). The idea is for any2any
communication with active messages that on-demand activate intelligent
agents can convert accordingly.
software just duplicates the simply idea of a Jukebox for ALL.
The Jukebox can leverage the individual songs now Internet users
have stored in their network-connected computers - a twist of
Napster or BT (Bit Terrent), or leverage the songs of the publishing
corporations. Nonetheless, it should be provided with lyrics.
The Jukebox must be device-independent (XSLT + a universal cross
software is simply to understand, yet difficult to implement
if 'photo searching' is enabled. We do not want to search photos
based on the correct use of filename to describe the content
of the photo, but search the photo content as in 'photos of
the Rockies.' The management aspects are similar to some of
the features provided by photo album software, such as Flickr
(as discussed in ).
software tracks known persons or things or products.
In the 'Introduction to the Special Issue" (International
Journal of Electronic Commerce, Vol 8, No 1, 5-22, 2003),
the authors suggested that mobile B2B may create some social
issues that are similar but are "switched".
BusinessWeek (Asian Edition), September 26, 2005, p71. Websites
visited on Oct 2, 2005
'Introduction to the Special Issue" (International Journal of
Electronic Commerce, Vol 8, No 1, 5-22, 2003), the authors
suggested that mobile B2B may create some social issues that are
similar but are "switched".