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The Australian: I dream of Jini

“JINI (pronounced “genie”) promises an era in which hooking up
your PC to any suitably enabled device – whether a printer, a fax,
or even a radio or washing machine – can be as simple as plugging
it into the relevant socket.”

“Bothersome set-up procedures and loading drivers from external
disks will become a thing of the past, if Jini delivers.”

“As with Netscape, Linux and other community-style software
initiatives, individuals or groups making enhancements to Jini are
expected to pass these on to other community members.”

“We don’t have to re-invent the wheel every time we want
distributed Internet-based applications,”

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