The original charter for TBTF
I wrote this capsule summary of what TBTF aims to cover when
the list was opened for public subscription in July 1995, and haven't
strayed too far from it. See Threads
for the topics that have woven their way through multiple issues of TBTF.
Welcome to TBTF's home and archive. Tasty Bits
from the Technology Front alerts you weekly to bellwethers in computer
and communications technology, with special attention to commerce on the
Internet. In particular, TBTF brings you timely news on:
- The Web, its use and customs, its folklore in the making. Innovative sites
and techniques that overcome the barriers to rich online commerce. Trends
and clever ideas in using the Web effectively for marketing, selling, and
- Emerging standards and contenders in secure transactions and electronic
- Updates on the growth of Internet commercial infrastructure: transaction
brokers, trusted escrow sites, and online services for web sites and
- Issues of privacy, regulation, and control on the Internet, including
censorship, anonymity, encryption, free speech, and the cyberporn debate.
- And occasional bits ranging farther afield.
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Most recently updated 1997-06-12