On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 08:26:53AM -0700, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> That is not, by the way, a criticism. It has some useful advantages -- for
> THEM. But I see relationships like this should be two-way streets, not
> vampires. And without any real advantage in return, what's in it for the
> content providers? So I'm not interested...
- for "content providers" nothing except wider readership -- more eyeballs
- for "transport providers" (mailing-list owners SMTP vs newsserver
maintainers NNTP) the advantage is that the mailing list can deliver one copy
of the message which is then shared by everyone subscribed to the "newsgroup"