Re: Comparison of web vendor prices

Subject: Re: Comparison of web vendor prices
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 12:44:24 -0700

>Our vendor gave us these quotes:

> - setup: $400
> includes creating 2 pages, a feedback form, monthly logfile of who
> accessed, what they did, how long they were on, and so on.

Creating 2 pages is easy and cheap, so you're paying mostly for the logfile.
How much is it worth?

> - unique URL $200

Every URL is unique, otherwise you'd conflict with someone else's
Web page.

> So, for around $1000, we get a nicely setup web site for about two
> dozen of our manuals (all pdfs). Then it's a monthly $120.

This sounds like a little much for San Diego, but you're getting a lot of
disk space and maintenance.

The weirdest part is the charge for the unique URL. What exactly what is
the vendor selling? A unique domain name?

David (The Man) Blyth
Technical Writer & Web Site Designer

The usual disclaimers apply - QUALCOMM isn't that crazy.

Blodo Poa Maximus

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