Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Brewster Kahle on NerdTV

Back in the mid-nineties, the original business model of AOL was royalty based. The consumer paid the ISP and the ISP paid the content creator--much like the publishing industry. AOL decided that content providers should pay them for their “eyeballs”--much like the television/cable industry. This started the advertising boom on the Internet.

It seems that if allow somebody to control one piece of it [the chain of production/distribution], then they'll strangle it and they'll work back up stream and down stream [control other parts of the chain]. . .organizations like to deal with other organizations that are their same size.”

-- Brewster Kahle, Alexa, Internet Archive founder, NerdTV

Links of Interest:
The Internet Archive
Truveo: “The Google” of web video

NerdTV is essentially Charlie Rose for geeks - a one-hour interview show with a single guest from the world of technology. Now if only we could get view the Charlie Rose show for free.



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