The story of www.half-empty.org on /. shows that there can be
a happy ending (or is it a beginning) when you build a site
that suddenly becomes very popular:
They started out serving from a cable modem on Roadrunner,
knowing full well that they would be kicked off eventually,
as they were. Fortunately, one of their early users (from
dyndns.org) gave them connectivity and bandwidth through their
"cool stuff" budget. It's a touching story, in a geekish sort of
From: Tom Whore [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 11:33 AM
To: Dave Winer
Cc: Adam Rifkin; FoRK@XeNT.CoM; email@example.com
Subject: Re: Organizine shuts down one week after its launch
On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Dave Winer wrote:
--]come home for users, eventually the free services are going away. Dave
Some, the fluff, the hype and the ragtag one offs.
But I think places like Blogger are showing that a user base with
dedication equals lasting and scalable services for little or no cost to
the bulk of its users.
Im happy that the ClickThru money is finaly disapaiting like the smoke it
is truly made from. With out it we will finaly see a shake down of worth
and worthless, of things user want beyond the wnating of hype and what
users will support with time/money/resources.
With the funnymoney finding its way to the paper shreader we will also see
honest to god biz plans and/or partnership forged.
We will also see home run sites forgo the egohyping and refocus on the
topic of inetent. Im sure vision of sugar plums are no longer tempting the
RifleDudez of the world into delusion of molladum off thier amazing cool
In short, now we get some work done. Philes, jaurez and sites of worth
will all still be around, they just wont make CNN 4 days after launch.
Meet the new boss
same as the old boss
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