Wireless eCommerce

From: Eirikur Hallgrimsson (eh@mad.scientist.com)
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 21:12:22 MDT

>From what I can tell, the wireless land-rush isn't toward offering
bad web browsing on cell phones, it's about control, advertizing on
them based on where you are standing, and locked-in one-click
purchasing, where a vendor can pay to become the one provider of its
service that is visible to you. It's all about disempowerment of the
consumer, which is something that many businesses will pay big bucks

I'm going to be really interested in how this shakes-out.
My cell phone might have to become voice-over-IP via a Linux PDA.

I recommend "High St@kes, No Prisoners" by Charles Fergusson, which is
just out and covers the land-grab era of the web.

Someday, unless we figure out how to avoid this, your "sell" phone
will ring to tell you about the sale that you are about to walk by.
I've already seen this as a cartoon.


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