We would also have to stick another web server in front of Varnish. We use Varnish as a cache, which would still work fine since it would speak plain HTTP over our private network. It can’t encrypt traffic, though, so we’d need another proxy to decrypt data from readers and take Varnish responses and encrypt them.
Even with this headache I now have, this is a great look into what it would take to mainstream secure http traffic.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.