Fri, 16 Mar 2001 16:06:37 +1000
It's proof that IT is a proper, mature business run by real marketing
experts. Just like the retail industry, you can launch it every year if you
From: Roger Clarke [mailto:Roger.Clarke@xamax.com.au]
Sent: Friday, 16 March 2001 12:33
Subject: Re: [LINK] Unspinning...
"Chirgwin, Richard" <Richard.Chirgwin@informa.com.au>:
>...notice in the in-tray that corProcure is launching.
>(corProcure is an .au attempt to imitate a failed US dotcom business
Nicely summarised - you must be a journalist (:-)}
I just posted this to ICA, and maybe it's of interest to linkers too.
Portal Chortle - Number 27 of a long, long series ...
Yellow Pages spawns small business portal
The Sydney Morning Herald
http://www.smh.com.au/news/0103/16/text/bizcom1.html By Sue Lowe
"Pacific Access, the Telstra subsidiary that owns the Yellow and White
Pages directories, will launch a portal today to act as an e-commerce,
advertising and contact hub for Australia's 1 million small to medium
Help! I'm caught in a time-warp! People keep announcing things that I
thought I heard them announce 5 years ago, launch 4 years ago, and close
down 3 years ago!
No, I must be exaggerating. No-one used the silly 'portal' word back then.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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