Re: announcing: www-buyinfo mailing list

Dave Kristol (
Wed, 10 Aug 1994 23:43:19 +0200

C. Farell wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Aug 1994, Dave Kristol wrote:
[my announcement of www-buyinfo mailing list]
> This has already been done. I think it's called CompuServe.

The difference is that I can't obtain any information from CompuServe
unless I subscribe in advance. I don't have to subscribe in advance to
get information from WWW servers. If there were an infrastructure to
support payment electronically, CompuServe could make its information
available to everyone via WWW and still get paid for it.

If building that infrastructure appeals to you, by all means subscribe
to the www-buyinfo mailing list:
Send mail to
Body of message: subscribe www-buyinfo

Dave Kristol