Re: Who won the push wars? Email.

Steve Dossick (
Mon, 31 May 1999 15:59:29 -0400

It's unfortunate that the term 'push' is so hyped out now. The basic ideas
are sound, they just got twisted around by people too intent to push ads at us.

The 'new' category of Knowledge Management/Knowledge Propagation is
basically Push by a new name, designed for finding/sending corporate data
to those who need it...


At 12:47 PM 5/31/99 -0700, tom wrote:
>> Conclusions? The push wars were a great big nothing; mailing lists were
>> the winner before the push wars, and mailing lists are still the winner
>> after the push wars. My other conclusion is that all the big players
>> know this, and probably knew it all along.
>They All know a good HYPE marketing "push" when they see one. I mean look,
>here you are still thinking about years after it was foisted on a hype
>hungry net.
>Portals, weblogs, Push, client server, RAD, VR,.....all in a long line of
>proud hype inflated if not hypetotal moves to keep you, the consumer public,
>thinking in terms of brand names.
>Meanwhile, back on the ranch, email ftp telnet and that lovable Port 80
>whackiness still keep serving...
>"meet the new boss
>same as teh old boss...
>I get on my knees and pray
>we dont get fooled again
>no no"