Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: The road to Manila
Author: Lindon Parker Posted: 6/14/1999; 5:53:33 PM Topic: Easy Content Syndication Msg #: 7372 (In response to 7301) Prev/Next: 7369 / 7373
Dave said: "We could see an explosion in the web-hosting business. I'm not sure whether we should go into an operational mode, offering the service for people, or if we should distribute the software for others to do it"
Business decision; well for my 2 cents worth I think if you haven't got deep pockets and lots of real-estate the service business might not be for you. There are usually high OPEX figures as well as initial CAPEX. If you stick to distributing the software that enables the business you've less risk and "a nice little earner" and avoid building a data centre with tens of linux boxes and big lumps of bandwidth.
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