Re: network effects in hypertext systems

Steve Nordquist (
Fri, 08 Jan 1999 00:42:36 -0600

Kragen Sitaker wrote:

> I agree that more writers tends to produce more readers. The converse
> is probably true, but the Web's infrastructure has a certain amount of
> difficulty with lots of readers; often, more readers means fewer
> writers. (See's current front page for an example of
> why.)

I didn't get it, but to counter "per omni supern", see,
perhaps the Cisco discussion areas.... But they don't trade ads...I mean,, actually IDG.

> When readers are paying writers, more readers means more
> writers, but this is an exception, not the rule.

no da. Efficiency is so evil....