From: Stephen D. Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 08:18:53 PST
Dave Winer wrote:
> Bill if you or someone else can document it, let's get the word out. Are
> there links to websites that tell the Open Text or Univ of Arizona story?
Lexis-Nexis was indexing tons of things from multiple 'databases' for years. I
worked there from 1991-1994. Of course we, as developers, were unable to drag
them into the Internet world. They could have been THE search engine: In 1991
they were indexing 3+ terabytes of data nightly.
Classical 'Innovators Dilemma': they wouldn't canabalize their legal industry
income (up to $35/search) for cheap or free web services.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Humphries" <email@example.com>
> To: "Dave Winer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 10:48 AM
> Subject: Re: Interview with David Wetherell of CMGI
> > >They
> > >were the first to spider and index the Web. And Digital did a good job of
> > >recognizing the potential value of that intellectual property.
> > Wetherell's full of s*ht. Open Text was indexing before Digital.
> > The U of Arizona was working on the same problem as well.
> > There's plenty of prior art.
> > If he's so interested in thievery, I'm certain that the GOP can find
> > him a nice job in Interior clear cutting public lands.
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