commercialization of the Web

Subject: commercialization of the Web
From: John Renish <John -dot- Renish -at- CONNER -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 07:50:13 PST

Jankwig and David Blyth made some statements about the Web that should be
put into context.

The history of radio outside the US was primarily one of government monopoly,
often with a license fee on receivers--commercialism came late to most
countries, not at all to a few even today. As for whether the Web should be
commercial, we cannot look at the US as the only paradigm: it is a
world-wide phenomenom exempt from national laws and mores. My guess is that
it will be commercial everywhere, eventually; but we cannot know that today.
This situation is of interest to technical writers and copy writers because
there is considerable potential for employment with the proliferation of
commercial Web sites.

But really, David, if the Web today is equivalent to television just before
"I Love Lucy," who wants to see the future?

John -dot- Renish -at- conner -dot- com
My statements are my own and do not represent Conner Peripherals, Inc.

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