Curt Sampson wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Giovanni Bertani wrote:
>>Looks like that their strategy is focused in avoiding the "commodity
>>effect" and retain more value, differentiation, and so maybe more
>>profits and capture more users but...
>>Do you think that this approach has any sense? Is this something that
>>can be sustained in the future?
> Ha ha! Compuserve. Delphi. Prodigy. Internet. You tell me which approach
> is succesful. (The last of the "closed" providers is AOL, and they're
> extremely worried about the increasing prevalance of broadband access,
> because they know it's likely to kill them if they're not very, very
But oddly, MSN is moving in that direction. The walling off
is achieved using software (msn explorer?) but the result is
It seems the lure of owning the "whole shebang" is too
strong to resist...
Received on Sat Apr 19 04:28:56 2003