Paul Albert wrote:
> Mitch Arnowitz wrote:
> > Take a look at this short piece on Wednesday's Internet World
> > on spamming. ** Was anyone else in the group at Internet
> World?* * We'd
> love to hear your
> > observations. Did the show really have less value this year,
> as the
> > trades reported?
> I was at the Sanford Wallace session and found it very
> invigorating. As easy as it is to see Sanford as a force
> causing great wrong to the Internet and its future, the
> fact is that if Sanford didn't exist, the Internet would create
> him. It is just so inexpensive to spam and the companiess
> that decide to do it have no brand to protect and can only
> gain (it is bottom feeders serving bottom feeders).
> I found the most recent I-World a bit less subtantively
> than past. The industry has just grown so big, it is hard to
> meaningfully comprehend all that is going on. The
> booths keep getting slicker and the come-ons less informative.
> Lots of
> marketing types are being put in charge of things they don't
> so they just go for the easy hit.
> The product that I felt exemplified the potential of the
> Internet the most
> was Alexa (http://www.alexa.com) which serves as a real time
> sensitive Zagats Guide to Internet sites that synthesizes your
> and everyone
> else's experience to suggest related sites you might
> be interested in. It was also fun speaking with Brewster
> Kahle, founder
> of Alexa, who also founded Thinking Machines and WAIS Inc.
> BTW, Brewster went out and archived 640,000 sites on
> the Internet and has a database 8 terabytes large.
> I also managed to speak with Kim Polese of Marimba at this
> I-World and
> thanked her for naming "Java" "Java." Contrary to what Ross
> reported, there were at least 8 coffee/esspresso stands out on
> the exhibit hall
> with free coffee.
> I have not missed a spring or winter I-World show for the past
> three years
> and do not plan on missing one in the years to come. The
> industry changes
> too fast. If you want to know what is going on in broad sense,
> you need
> to go to I-World.
> -- Paul Albert, email@example.com
> President, RouteLink, Inc.
> Internet-Based Freight Matching - "We Help America Run"
> (v)703-242-4444 (f)703-242-3998, www.routelink.com
As a vendor in the Microsoft Pavilion I found I-World to be great for
Press but comes up short on meeting the Fortune 1500 clients in the NYC
Majority of people were individual buyers & trinket collectors.