By Mr. Robert L. Batty, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Curl Corporation
***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2001
"A NEW PLATFORM FOR INTERACTIVE WEB APPLICATIONS"
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open to the Public. No fee. The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.
As the Internet has evolved, and as PCs and applications have become more interactive, Web applications have attempted
to keep up with the end user demand for interactivity. As importantly, end users have come to expect a rich, responsive
experience on their PCs. Until now, existing technologies have remained primarily static, server-side technologies that
produce static documents. At this Pub, Mr. Batty will discuss Curl's technology recently developed at the Lab for
Computer Science at MIT that was built expressly for Web applications, that is, client-side applications that get their
information from the Web.
ABOUT ROBERT L. BATTY
Mr. Robert L. Batty serves as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, bringing over 20 years of B2B marketing, technology
development and team leadership experience to Curl. Most recently, Mr. Batty was Chairman, Board Director and
Founder of Onflow Corporation, the San Francisco-based online advertising service company that provides movie-quality
Web ads at dial-up speeds. Prior to launching Onflow, he served as President, CEO and Board Director at Xaos Tools, a
digital special effects, consumer image editing and authoring software products developer. Bob's previous positions
included Executive Vice President of Business Development at Zentec, Inc.; Executive Vice President, CFO and Board
Director at Digital Power Corporation; Chairman, CEO, Founder and Board Director at CompuFilm Corporation;
President, CEO and Board Director at Brag Systems, Inc.; and Director of Sales and Marketing at Simplan Systems, Inc.
WHAT IS CURL TECHNOLOGY?
A content language
At the heart of the Curl technology is a new content language that was designed especially for use on the Web. The Curl
content language integrates mark-up functionality, scripting functionality, and a full-featured object-oriented programming
language, all within one environment. Curl technology can be used with existing Web technologies, such as HTML, CGI
A unified development environment
At Curl, we view a Web application as interactive - that interaction with the Web is not via a static document, but via a
powerful application engine on the user's client device such as a PC. No more waiting for roundtrips to the server. Text,
graphics, scripting, and object-oriented programming are contained in a
consistent and unified environment.
A better way
It's our goal to have the richest possible Internet content and applications delivered faster than users can think or see. How
will this happen? First, through the creation of rich Web content. Curl offers a cohesive, all-encompassing Web
development technology that addresses the problems of Internet development as a whole - not as a patchwork of
technologies that weren't designed (or sometimes even intended) to work with each other. Second, by harnessing the vast
power of client-side computing. Curl takes advantage of that 90 percent or more of a typical computer user's CPU that's
just sitting there idle, itching to get into the Internet game. The bottom line is that Curl technology helps enhance the end
user experience by providing media-rich, highly interactive Web content and applications at unparalleled speed. And it
improves the developer experience by making the creation of this superior content both easier and more efficient.
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