I was browsing the "hyperproceedings" of the 6th International World Wide Web Conference from 1997 and found this cool paper that proposes a method for servers to collaborate on tasks together in decentralized and asynchronous ways:

web.archive.org/web/1998021507

It's very "fediverse" and it's actually giving me some new design ideas...

(Stumbled on this conference because I follow the wayback_exe bot on Twitter:

twitter.com/wayback_exe/status )

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@darius From my initial skim this is interesting, especially given the context of the era. We've had the ideas of a fediverse from the start but (for the web community, anyway) they mostly evaporated in the dot.com boom.

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