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Subject: Re: UKNM: Dot Com Fever
From: Ray Taylor
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 18:15:43 +0100

<Speechradataol [dot] com> said:

>>Let's get this point absolutely straight. All business will be e-business
>>in a matter of years.

> Pubs, hairdressers, grasscutters, cinemas, restaurants, milkmen,
> butchers, bakers, candlestick makers, they're all going to be e-businesses
> are they?


> They might have a website but that don't make 'em e-businesses - they also
> have telephones, it don't make 'em call centres.

Obviously. They may or may not have websites, they may or may not have
call-centres, but they WILL be e-businesses. Mark my words. It's the future
we are talking about, not this week.

> Get things in perspective, some people will always prefer to do business
> face
> to face. Personal contact with customers and like-minded people is still
> important to some people.

Again, this is obvious. But who said that creating an e-business involved
shutting yourself up behind a concrete wall and never meeting people face to
face? Not me.

> Sure the world is changing but somethings are resitant to change for good
> reasons.

Just like people are resistant to using mobile phones. But has anyone
noticed how that resistance is starting to break down now that idiot John
Major has gone back to playing cricket? Once people catch on, the resistance
to the electronification of business will start to be the exception, not the

> Why do many Internet businesses locate in London when apparent
> logic dictates that they could work from a any location with good
> communication facilities?

What's that got to do with the price of fish?

Ray Taylor

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