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TBTF for 1995-04-29: Web business models; online gambling and absolution

Keith Dawson (dawson dot tbtf at gmail dot com)
Sat, 29 Apr 1995 14:44:39 -0400

>>From Edupage:

For an interesting and comprehensive discussion of commercial use of the
World Wide Web, see "Panning for Business Models in a Digital Gold Rush" at
<http://www.hotwired.com/Eyewit/I-Agnt/>, or a more in-depth presentation
by the same authors <http://colette.ogsm.vanderbilt.edu/>, by two
Vanderbilt University management professors. The HotWired article does not
yet load properly with all browsers (such as X-Mosaic) but works well with

[Note -- to access the Hotwired article you'll need to get a name/password
and pay for it with your contact information, in the best tradition of Web
commerce. The Vanderbilt site is one of the more blatent displays of ego
and self-promotion yet seen on the Web. The authors are after all professors
of Marketing in Nashville...]

A casino located on St. Maarten will offer online gambling, according to
the Report on Electronic Commerce. Internet users who have opened an
account with the gaming establishment will be eligible to play electronic
blackjack, roulette, etc. Meanwhile, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has a new
Internet-based electronic confessional, and the American Hebrew
Congregation this year offered a Passover service via Prodigy.
(Telecommunications Policy Review 1995-04-16 p.8)

Keith Dawson dawson dot tbtf at gmail dot com dawson@atria.com
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