I need some more contributions for the weekly lighten up section so if you've
come across a site that you think is suitable, please
let me know.
Electric LazyBoy Racing
You can rock it, you can roll it, you can put your foot down and race it -- yes,
it's genuine LazyBoy racing thanks to the addition of a couple of electric motors
and a battery.
Home Appliance Shooting Page
What do you do with that old TV set, computer monitor or BBQ when it's worn
out? Why you use it for target practice of course!
Jesus Is On The Net
Yes, God's son is connected. Check out the homepage of Jesus -- should we be
worried that he has to use AOL for hosting?
The Illustrated Guide To Breaking Your Computer
Some people find that breaking their computer comes naturally, others can really
benefit from a detailed guide such as this one.
The Infamous Exploding Whale
This is an online classic and if you haven't already seen what happens when
a bunch of dullards decide to move a whale carcass with dynamite then
you've got to check it out.
The Great Net Ad Bust
About 12 months ago I realised that the ad-funded Internet publishing
model was doomed -- at least in the short to medium term. That's why
you don't see any ads on this page, it's just not worth the hassle.
The problem is that, unlike TV, radio or print media, the barriers of
cost and expertise that normally restrict the number of publishers in
a particular market simply don't exist on the Internet. One only has
to look at the number of personal homepages on the Web to see that.
It appears that US websites are suddenly coming to the same realisation
and those who built their business models on earning huge amounts of money
from ads are suffering badly.
Even the ad agencies are taking a beating as they find it increasingly
difficult to recruit advertisers and sell their product at a rate which
is capable of provides adequate profit margin.
So, where are we going? Will expensive content-rich sites survive at all?
Or will the subscription model raise its ugly head again?
Just as the venture capitalists finally realised that not all that was dot-com
was gold, publishers are also coming to the sobering realisation that the Net
isn't a place where it's possible to make money using old print/broadcast models.
What do you think? Do you have any ideas as to how these publishers can
survive? Why not tell us all.
Yes, I know the first edition of the weekly has yet to appear -- but I'm
still working on it.
Hopefully (if current leads pan out) it will include a very interesting expose'
into the astoundingly bad behaviour of a group of local "new economy" company
directors (some of who are also on the board of a public company). Just how
competent and ethical are the managers of some of our hi-tech public companies?
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