Archie-Like Indexing for the Web


Dan Bricklin, from whom I first heard about weblogs in February of 2001, has begun a project that is similar to WSIL, but aimed at small and medium sized businesses called SMBmeta. This (and WSIL) are strikingly similar in design to ALIWEB, or Archie-Like Indexing for the Web which was designed to provide the same functionality for the web that Archie provided for anonymous FTP. This, of course was all well ahead of Google or even Excite and Yahoo!. In 2002, when Excite shut down the eCommerce services that they'd bought when they purchased iMALL (my company), there was still a module called "aliweb" running on the systems.