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Subject: Re: UKNM: Re: Portals?
From: Mike Bracken
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 12:31:09 +0100

>Portals? By which you mean search engines, directories, indexes, etc, etc.
>Portals are about wrapping second hand content around one or two bits of
>newish information.
>We are about to see (in the UK) an explosion of original content generation
>that will make the "portals" look silly. The smart money will be placed
>high-value original content, business and entertainment, niche and
>Leaders in 1999 are likely to be Beeb, TescoNet, ft.com, Reed Business
>Information (high-price niche industy info products), gameszone, and a few

Like, you mean beeb.com? You sure?

>This constant recycling of information that has characterised the early
>years of the Web will not survive 1999.

Errm, I'd ask PA/Reuters et al what they think of that.


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