Lots of nice articles on

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Lots of nice articles on eCommerce in the McKinsey Quarterly (but you’d expect this, no?).So “Napster” and “Gnutella” are already old hat! The hashing idea is a good one, but I’m keener on the idea of using Infrasearch within an organisation – I think this is where they could massively impact things like “Autonomy”, etc.One of the nastiest problem with Access / VB front ends is trying to update installed users. Finally, there’s a product that appears to fix this for Access. This is why coding for the web is more fun – upgrades are global and instant.Personally, I know more about the Microsoft route, but here’s an interesting article about issues with the Java version of web programming, Java Sever Pages.You should also probably read this; it suggests that Nielsen has it the wrong way round in suggesting that web design is dead. There’s a weblog, too.

Phew. Us non-artists have

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Phew. Us non-artists have a 101 on choosing color.

Too much good stuff today (only because I’m getting through back mail!). Stephen King is doing a neat trial of morality-based distribution: You can get two of the first three intstallments, but he’ll only put up the final one if 70% of readers send a nominal $1. Interesting.

Interesting numbers from WSJ on stickiness. Just over 5 pages a day – every day. This sounds quite high to me. However, if you’ve paid for it, and if you’re in the Street, I guess you have to read it heavily.

“Why is everybody so locked into protecting one format? I swear theCatholic Church changes quicker than the record business.”- Jimmy Iovine, head of Interscope Records and Farmclub.com

More Upside on b2b. Does this mean that “Datamonitor” should reposition as b2e?

eCommerce wars. Interestingly, CommerceOne got some real revenues from exchange transactions. Ventro, on the other hand, got stuffed.

“Workers about to be laid off at a chemical plant in northern France dumped 3,000 litres of sulphuric acid into a stream that runs into the river Meuse. They threatened to blow up the factory if their demands for new jobs were not met.” And it worked! I just couldn’t see the guys at Longbridge, Dagenham doing the same. English reserve.

Woohoo!Sick. Cheers, “Dom”.

The US looks likely to try for a bill that would require companies to disclose their e-mail monitoring policy. This has to be a good thing, no? This could definitely stop people using porn at work…

More from Joel: “A top notch web programmer in New York City at a top web development firm, working on a consulting basis, is going to bill about $250 an hour”. So are we really paying a >

Phew. Us non-artists have

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Phew. Us non-artists have a 101 on choosing color.

Too much good stuff today (only because I’m getting through back mail!). Stephen King is doing a neat trial of morality-based distribution: You can get two of the first three intstallments, but he’ll only put up the final one if 70% of readers send a nominal $1. Interesting.

Interesting numbers from WSJ on stickiness. Just over 5 pages a day – every day. This sounds quite high to me. However, if you’ve paid for it, and if you’re in the Street, I guess you have to read it heavily.

“Why is everybody so locked into protecting one format? I swear theCatholic Church changes quicker than the record business.”- Jimmy Iovine, head of Interscope Records and Farmclub.com

More Upside on b2b. Does this mean that “Datamonitor” should reposition as b2e?

eCommerce wars. Interestingly, CommerceOne got some real revenues from exchange transactions. Ventro, on the other hand, got stuffed.

“Workers about to be laid off at a chemical plant in northern France dumped 3,000 litres of sulphuric acid into a stream that runs into the river Meuse. They threatened to blow up the factory if their demands for new jobs were not met.” And it worked! I just couldn’t see the guys at Longbridge, Dagenham doing the same. English reserve.

Woohoo!Sick. Cheers, “Dom”.

The US looks likely to try for a bill that would require companies to disclose their e-mail monitoring policy. This has to be a good thing, no? This could definitely stop people using porn at work…

More from Joel: “A top notch web programmer in New York City at a top web development firm, working on a consulting basis, is going to bill about $250 an hour”. So are we really paying a >

Phew. Us non-artists have

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Phew. Us non-artists have a 101 on choosing color.

Too much good stuff today (only because I’m getting through back mail!). Stephen King is doing a neat trial of morality-based distribution: You can get two of the first three intstallments, but he’ll only put up the final one if 70% of readers send a nominal $1. Interesting.

Interesting numbers from WSJ on stickiness. Just over 5 pages a day – every day. This sounds quite high to me. However, if you’ve paid for it, and if you’re in the Street, I guess you have to read it heavily.

“Why is everybody so locked into protecting one format? I swear theCatholic Church changes quicker than the record business.”- Jimmy Iovine, head of Interscope Records and Farmclub.com

More Upside on b2b. Does this mean that “Datamonitor” should reposition as b2e?

eCommerce wars. Interestingly, CommerceOne got some real revenues from exchange transactions. Ventro, on the other hand, got stuffed.

“Workers about to be laid off at a chemical plant in northern France dumped 3,000 litres of sulphuric acid into a stream that runs into the river Meuse. They threatened to blow up the factory if their demands for new jobs were not met.” And it worked! I just couldn’t see the guys at Longbridge, Dagenham doing the same. English reserve.

Woohoo!Sick. Cheers, “Dom”.

The US looks likely to try for a bill that would require companies to disclose their e-mail monitoring policy. This has to be a good thing, no? This could definitely stop people using porn at work…

More from Joel: “A top notch web programmer in New York City at a top web development firm, working on a consulting basis, is going to bill about $250 an hour”. So are we really paying a >

Phew. Us non-artists have

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Phew. Us non-artists have a 101 on choosing color.

Too much good stuff today (only because I’m getting through back mail!). Stephen King is doing a neat trial of morality-based distribution: You can get two of the first three intstallments, but he’ll only put up the final one if 70% of readers send a nominal $1. Interesting.

Interesting numbers from WSJ on stickiness. Just over 5 pages a day – every day. This sounds quite high to me. However, if you’ve paid for it, and if you’re in the Street, I guess you have to read it heavily.

“Why is everybody so locked into protecting one format? I swear theCatholic Church changes quicker than the record business.”- Jimmy Iovine, head of Interscope Records and Farmclub.com

More Upside on b2b. Does this mean that “Datamonitor” should reposition as b2e?

eCommerce wars. Interestingly, CommerceOne got some real revenues from exchange transactions. Ventro, on the other hand, got stuffed.

“Workers about to be laid off at a chemical plant in northern France dumped 3,000 litres of sulphuric acid into a stream that runs into the river Meuse. They threatened to blow up the factory if their demands for new jobs were not met.” And it worked! I just couldn’t see the guys at Longbridge, Dagenham doing the same. English reserve.

Woohoo!Sick. Cheers, “Dom”.

The US looks likely to try for a bill that would require companies to disclose their e-mail monitoring policy. This has to be a good thing, no? This could definitely stop people using porn at work…

More from Joel: “A top notch web programmer in New York City at a top web development firm, working on a consulting basis, is going to bill about $250 an hour”. So are we really paying a >

Here’s a good list

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Here’s a good list of relevant terms for log analysis and customer trakcing online.

Here’s a nice looking usability site run by Peter van Dijk. I like the site title, and I love those Dutch names with lots of consecutive letters.

‘Picking an e-commerce consultant

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‘Picking an e-commerce consultant is part investigating, part begging and part crossing your fingers.’ Read on. Too right!

Evolt has put together a useful list of relevant material to do with designing a site. A key primer for people new to ‘all this stuff’.

B2E seems to be

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B2E seems to be the new black. Compaq and CMGI are going to sell goods and services over the net.

Now we know: an ‘engaged visitor’ spends more than 3 minutes on your site each day. “Datamonitor” doesn’t do too badly on that measure. Obviously this is to prove that online advertising is a great idea – one of the stats that came out of the AdRelevance data mine was that engaged visitors were on the rise. No mention of actual cash here.

Thanks “Dave” for a couple of great pointers in the LA Times. Read this one to find out about Hail Mary plays and this one to find out that the record industry doesn’t have much time left…

Interesting Upside article about VerticalNet with some fairly staggering figures.

I imagine this page on

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I imagine this page on letters to the Infoworld editor will be regularly quoted. How uber-technologists often get it wrong.A great anti-bad user interfaces rant. This time on VisioVisio Rant — Seth Gordon. Shocking!Here’s a great comment about content:

BTW, a hat-tip to Zeldman, who finds the term “content” derogatory. Me too, I’ve even complained about it publicly. But in these conversations, we need a convenient short-hand to describe the wide variety of creative people who combine to create the stuff that people read on the Web. Actually the “content person” we have contact with is often an engineer who writes scripts to adjust the content to fit the format the aggregators can consume.

Cheers to “Scripting News” for the linkFinally! Dr Matt’s book on Frontier is now available free on the web. Thanks to O’Reilly for posting it. Read on!