March 10 2000

Communities have Economies – James Vornov on On deciding… better:

Perhaps we can look at the / Edit This Page universe as a distributed portal. I draw some folks from some areas to my site, but they get fed into other ETP sites through my community links. Some of those folks decide to stay, set up their own sites. If the community is the content, Userland never has to pay for content.

A significant percentage of my time on the net now revolves around my ETP site and our community. This is the “stickiest” of sites because it’s so personal. The web here is part of my life. It’s me. And my time here is worth something to some one else.

And one reason why I’ve thought about the ETP demographic is that I think its very attractive to marketers. I was talking about age. It’s relatively mature. Where do you go to find a 40 year old on the net? I know lots of them here. 40 is just the age where people have computer experience starting in high school. I used a timeshare mainframe, played with one of the first microprocessors in college and used an Apple II for my PhD dissertation research.

I know this link has been on some other ETP sites and is probably wide-known. But I think the idea is just too cool!

Oliver wonders what lies beyond

Looking around on John VanDyk‘s sites, I found an interesting link on his home page. He says:

If you have comments […] let me know! Your feedback is valued more than peanut butter Twix®!

The candybar page belongs to the Sciene Museum of Minnesota. There’s an interesting part of their site called The Thinking Fountain. They’ve also gross pictures of mold there… Seems to be great fun for kids!


Dieser Link wurde schon auf mehreren ETP Sites erwähnt und ist wahrscheinlich schon bekannt. Aber ich finde die Idee einfach zu gut!

Oliver fragt sich, was jenseits hiervon liegt…

Als ich mich bei John VanDyk umgesehen habe, stieß ich auf einen interessanten Link auf seiner Homepage:

Errate den Schokoriegel!

Die Schokoriegel sind natürlich amerikanische, aber die meisten davon gibt es auch in Deutschland. Viel Spaß beim Raten!

Die Seite mit den Schokoriegel-Querschnitten gehört zum Sciene Museum of Minnesota. Ein Teil der Site ist für Kinder gedacht und heißt The Thinking Fountain. Unter anderen gibt es dort eine Bildergalerie mit Aufnahmen von Schimmelpilzen… Scheint Kindern viel Spaß zu machen!