> From: jani_at_sanpo.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
> ..but I find the concept of L-mode fairly surprising. Proprietary
> crippled terminal and proprietary walled-in service from a monopoly
> provider -- I thought that particular business model died out with
> the Minitel?
On the other hand, minitel is still out there (and making money). Though am
dismayed that L-mode doesn't expand on display size and capabilities (as it
well could have), it does provide another pay-for-content medium for content
providers. This is where the web has, thus far, failed (business model and
In the not too distant future would see entertainment boxes (such as sony's
playstation) as being the most common portal at home to the internet (or
more probably a pay for content network such as L-mode). It would be a
surprise (and a shame) if they did not expand the capabilities and
geometries of displays L-mode content could be viewed on.
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Received on Fri Apr 27 06:32:58 2001