Re: announcing: www-buyinfo mailing list

Paul Everitt (
Thu, 11 Aug 1994 15:14:45 +0200

On Wed, 10 Aug 1994, Dave Kristol wrote:

> 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

A bigger difference: providing information to Compuserver. Or how about
connecting your entire LAN to Compuserve? Or how about integrating your
current IS w/ Compuserve, and not introducing a new interface?

What would have happened if everyone went to Compuserve for the images on
the Jupiter hit?

I guess the point that is pertinent is, don't think only about
information consumers. Remember the democracy of the net allows anyone
to be an information provider. That, I believe, is the difference, not
technical architecture.

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