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Subject: Re: UKNM: Re: Portals?
From: Jay
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 15:51:41 +0100

>>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.

Right, but there's information and *information*. In portal terms it these
organisations that are providing some of the (the only?) original daily
content churn in the form of news and share prices. Another side of their
business then re-sells this archived data.

You can always charge for business critical information (historical or not),
but I doubt whether you could build a successful subscription-model business
(like Reuters & PA) around archiving puff & spam.

I'd also disagree that sites like www.dejanews.com that archive ("recycle"
if you like) information will ever disappear. I find I use Dejanews almost
exclusively for searches that I would have previously looked to search
engines for.


Jay Gooby
Tui Interactive Media [http://www.tui.co.uk]
34-35 Dean Street London W1V 5AP
+44 (0)171 734 7757 jayattui [dot] co [dot] uk

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