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Pressplay -- not ready for primetime
December 20, 2001 By Dave Kristula
Pressplay, the pay-for-music subscription service created jointly by Sony and Vivendi Universal, was released Wednesday. I downloaded the 14-day trial copy of the service from Yahoo! Music. It is a real disappointment.
Amazon.com recently unveiled a new program called The Amazon Honor System. Webmasters who choose to sign up for this free program can ask visitors to their web site to give a voluntary contribution, directly through their Amazon.com account (if they are one of Amazon.com's 29 million customers).
Is this the beginning of online begging?
I'll be the first to admit it. I've spent the past three months
searching the Internet for the best rewards programs out there.
For months I had promoted AllAdvantage, a company which...
I started college at the end of August 2000. Into the dorms came kids, and
with them: new PC's. 1-Gigahertz processor? What for? Why is anyone
going to need a 1-Gigahertz computer to write a paper or do a little online research?
It wasn't long ago that I was helping out in my local soup kitchen and
writing my 9th grade report on the rainforests. That was back in 1996 - the
Internet wasn't a household thing - and for some reason I never connected
the power of the two - the future masses of the Internet and the desire to
help out the world. Could the Internet really be used for good?
Did you ever look through all settings available to you on
Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer? One of the
settings you came across is probably to disable or issue a
warning before accepting a cookie. But the real question is:
"What exactly is a cookie?"
I remember the early days of the web - very vaguely. With the newest release of Mosaic on my best bud's Drew's box, I was shown Yahoo.com - the to-be dominating catalog-engine portal to the Internet, and the AT&T web site. I wasn't especially captivated by the web as it was. There were no banner ads, and maybe a few dozen thousand web sites at most. That was back in late 1994. Welcome to my pathetic excuse for an e-zine! I doubt you’ll enjoy it, or even return in the future... but hey, I was able to...
Welcome to my pathetic excuse for an e-zine! I doubt you’ll enjoy it, or even return in the future... but hey, I was able to...