The Web Runs on Love, Not Greed

Adam L. Beberg beberg@mithral.com
Fri, 4 Jan 2002 10:15:48 -0800 (PST)


On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, JS Kelly wrote:

> it's just wrong. besides that the web isn't cock-full of content, civic
> obligation can't get people out to the polls on election day -- how's it
> supposed to drive the creation of cohesive and high-quality content?
> millions (sorry -- 'hundreds of millions') of people are not going to be
> willing to do the 'heavy work' of creating content and giving it away. i
> could go on...

Even if they do create it, if it's any good they soon get nuked by the
server hosting fees. You can see the huge void between sites about peoples
cats and sites like Yahoo, most anything in the middle is long gone. This is
probably a large reason why AOL won, they had all the content inside their
own network for ages, until after they had grown large enough to survive
hooking up to the internet.

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg
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