On 8/5/02 9:36 AM, "Paul Hoffman / IMC" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> It'd work, except nobody's built a PK infrastructure that is usable by
>> non-geeks. So it remains a niche tool.
> As editor of the standard that describes how to create such a list, I
> unfortunately agree with Chuq.
And unfortunately, this is an 800 pound gorilla problem. Any system you
might want to build not only has to be really easy to use, but you need AOL
to buy into it. If you don't, you have enough users who CAN'T buy into it
that it basically doesn't make sense to try. You might leverage AOL by
getting MSN/Hotmail or Earthlink to buy in and force AOL's hands, but
assuming that would work (not a safe assumption), if you start today, it
might be ready to roll out in five years.
So to me, this is, unfortunately, DOA for anything but a long-term solution.
And it needs some PK group to take point on the infrastructure, it can't
come out of the mail list groups.
Chuq Von Rospach, Architech
firstname.lastname@example.org -- http://www.chuqui.com/
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