Any2Any Idea (Beyond Web 2.0)
interesting that our vision "On-demand
Any2Any e-Services" is composed of three
hyphenated words - yet fittingly convey the right idea of
the ensuing technology ahead. Such unintended wordsmithship
clearly accentuating the tasks at hand are innovative and,
at times, challenging, not of existent work singly, but
of fused concepts of new and old. That is, services are
enabled in the electronic environment with delivery on-demand
facilitating communication channels from any to any.
origin of the concept does not include any of the words.
It is simply a belief that too many duplicates exist in
this world, manifested by the WWW. These duplicates each
has their own pros and cons. If they can come to as one,
then the combined whole would likely be a better one at
least. These sharing must be made effective; sharing without
physical transport is not easy or simple before the birth
of the Web, and the realization of the e-Platform.
platform is in where people of similar interests gather
and share. An electronic platform (e-Platform) does
not require physical co-existence. Inasmuch a virtual
environment that emulates the interaction of people - participants
in here - would be sufficient to bring to bear of the knowledge
base. The e-Platform offers characteristics of interactivity,
and most importantly integrability, bringing
a secure collaborative environment to the participants.
In the e-Platform,
other services make easy to deal with well-defined tasks
- both primitive and temporally manifested and eventually
specialized. These services, or e-Services, need no
pre-requisite of known parties, or number of parties, creating
the any-2-any necessity. The nature of the e-Services should
be truly on-demand - that is, their existential nature with
respective to the e-Platform is defined, at the time, as
an indicative need of the participants.
of 'on-demand any2any eServices' covers many areas. We will
start with the discussion with respect to two disciplines,
hopefully leading to a generalization. The generalization
has already pointed to e-Services as 3rd-party e-Services
and visibility services. The tie-in of these two concepts
required further research.
The two disciplines of interests to the authors of this
site are 1) AOLA (Author-Once-Learn-Anywhere)
e-Learning in the context of Mathematics Education, and
2) e-Business, as in the world of 'Business Chains' with
the integrative glue of EPC-RFID
(Electronic Product Code-Radio Frequency Identification).
Proof-of-concept works are currently underway.
At first glance,
the two principal areas of interests do not share commonality
that call for the same operating environment as the e-Platform.
But yet, the lack of an generalized glue limits the potential
leverage of the Web to further developments in uncharted
domains, subsequently eliminating duplicacy, realizing on-demand
effectiveness with transparent manifestation, and achieving
defined efficiency with less barriers.