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Mail Starting 5/16/97
One would think that it will be the internet advertisers who will be even more upset - some yahoo crawls Yahoo! and triggers 10,000 banners!
From: email@example.com (Robert J. Woodhead (AnimEigo));
Sent at 5/17/97; 9:37:03 AM;
Determining which gifs are ad banners and which are page content could be the spark that finally puts the AI people on the track to "hard AI".
Push is not a matter of a problem, but of a convenience. It's not a technology problem, per se, but distribution. Some people like having their newspaper delivered; others like to go to the corner store. I suspect that people who have the newspaper delivered also go to the bookstore to check out the magazine rack. I think push will be equivalent.
From: InterMark_Consulting_Group@compuserve.com (Erik Sherman);
Sent at 5/16/97; 9:02:43 PM;
Most of the noise is a result of the computer industry's usual preoccupation: itself. It is a big point of discussion because people get to talk and think of themselves, not their customers. Notice that newspaper delivery services aren't focused on themselves. I know that from my youthful paper route. If you didn't give good service, you lost subscribers and made less money. The push companies that make it in the long run are the ones who remember that they do nothing but peddle an electronic bicycle from one IP address to the next.
Just realized that you totally forgot to share the motto for the year 1997! Last year it was 'Go with the flow' and 'Lets have fun'.
Sent at 5/16/97; 8:49:16 PM;
Maybe we just breed the 2:
'Let's have flow' and 'Go with the fun'
i added scripting.com's davenet to the newbot crawl.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Carl Steadman);
Sent at 5/16/97; 5:25:22 PM;
scripting.com in newbot
btw, newbot indexes over 100 sites, not 50.
Glad you like NewBot. Your original essay about "just in time search engines" was on target and one of the inspirations for the project.
From: email@example.com (Ed Anuff);
Sent at 5/16/97; 4:33:03 PM;
The client-side software is necessary for the background searches and automatic notification of new results. We're going to have a universal HTML version soon as well as a Java-based client, so stay tuned.
Ed Anuff, Director, Product Management, HotWired, Inc.