HotSauce (code named Project X) was experimental software developed by
Apple Computeras a sample application of its Meta Content Framework. HotSauce generated a 3D visualization of the contents of an MCF file, for example a websitesitemap. It could also be used to navigate the contents of the user's hard drive.
Apple offered beta versions of HotSauce as a
web browserplugin for Mac OSand Microsoft Windowsand a stand-alone application.
HotSauce was never released in a final version and while MCF was adopted by some web sites, most users saw no point in navigating them in a 3D space. The project was discontinued along with MCF shortly after
Steve Jobs' return to the company in 1997.
* [http://downlode.org/Etext/MCF/ The Meta-Content Format/Framework] — HotSauce and MCF nostalgia site, with articles and the original HotSauce software available for download.
* [http://members.aol.com/plysat/xguide.html The Technophobes Guide to Site Saucing!]
* [http://www.roughlydrafted.com/Oct05.RSS.html A Brief History of Data Syndication and Podcasting]
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