THE ZINE2000 Program by the Society of Publication Designers at the Cooper Union, Saturday, April 25, 1997 was quite good. Some sound-bytes:
-- Matthew Butterick, Atomic Vision: "The future of the web is in information products, not shopping carts."
-- Rebecca Farwell of Discovery emphasized that online journalism is about having a conversation: "We look at it as a wholly different experience, and trying to recreate a TV metaphor would be an underwhelming experience."
-- Marisa Bowe of Word: "It is almost impossible to get a good environment on the web."
-- Roger Black, "When re-designing for the Internet, it must have usability."
-- Joey Anuff of Suck.com on 3D virtual environments: "Could I just have a gun? It's like Doom without a gun. Where's the fun in that?"
(Appeared originally in @The Scene in the @NY newsletter)