critique of NANOG meeting

Michael Dillon michael at
Wed Jun 19 23:36:22 UTC 1996

On Wed, 19 Jun 1996, Jeff Young wrote:

> perhaps he's fishing for venture capital for something new and needs 
> good press (or any press - or any press is good press).  
> perhaps it has something to do with the internet :-)

Pay-per-view Internet services like "micro-money" transactions to access
websites a la Ted Nelson's Xanadu and just generally a tiered structure
of services so that the upper classes can pay more and use the bus lanes
on the infobahn....

Read through the back issues of his column at if
you really want to know what he has in mind.

Personally, I think all those nickel-and-dime ideas went out when the
videotext industry failed. Prodigy was the only one to survive using
precisely the model of today's Internet. You pay an access fee and all the
content-providers let you look at the content for free but sell ads all
over the place to finance their websites.

Michael Dillon                                   ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc.                                 Fax: +1-604-546-3049                             E-mail: michael at

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