Re: ECON: What Jim Legg doesn't understand

Mark Grant (
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 16:39:50 +0000

On Mon, 3 Feb 1997, J. de Lyser wrote:

> Many types of businesses will find they cannot compete with
> free services offered on the web anymore, as the quality of the free
> services offered is often higher than those of the commercial services.

But who can afford to spend all their time working for free? Many people
have told me that my Lancia cars Web site is much better than the official
company site, but it's unlikely to expand much further unless either
someone pays me or other people start writing and submitting pages of
their own.

More likely, as the use of digital cash and low-overhead net payment
systems increases these previously free sites will begin to charge for
access in order to support themselves.


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