Subject RE: [IBO] OT: Help files help
Author Sjoerd Kusters

Why don't we use a different Business Model?

Remember a while ago where Stephen King? let people download the first 4
chapters of his new book, and only published the next cheapters if at least
x% (60 or so?) paid for it.

Put some material together: let people download it against for payment1, use
that money to generate material B, let people download that for payment2,

No publisher needed.

Just a thought.

-Sjoerd Kusters

-----Original Message-----
com]On Behalf Of lester@...
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [IBO] OT: Help files help

> I've come to the conclusion that, unless the project
> can find sponsorship from within the IB community (or I win a lottery),
> it's a lost cause. There, I said it.

Presumably there is a lot of material in electronic format already?

( I must get round to getting a copy of Getting Started - my credit card
should be usable tomorrow! )

Can't you make what is available, accessable on a 'pay per view' basis,
or even better, as a subscription that funds future additional articals.
I may get ****** off paying Microsoft £400 per year for their crap. I
don't even want .NET as my customers will always be secure networks, but
a modest fee for an evolving knowledge base?

Include thinks like Jason's masterclass notes and some good SQL stuff
and that should be viable.

Anybody else think the same?

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services