Internet 101

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:46:49 -0500

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Armbruster, Chris wrote:

      Any Internet 101 course will include plenty of examples
      where deposit,

      content and service are assembled within a single site
      (by one provider,

      company etc.) - the list is really very long, from ArXiv
      to Amazon, SSRN

      to Flickr, RePEc to Facebook and so on. Internet 101
      theory will then

      elucidate why this is so an (e.g. network effects,
      economies of scale

      and so on). Creating thousands of little repositories was
      probably never

      a good idea ...

Umm, I guess Internet 101 will also tell us that creating billions of
little sites was never a good idea and we should all be depositing
directly in Google...
Received on Mon Nov 30 2009 - 21:47:59 GMT

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