Tuesday, October 06, 1998
The Start of Internet World
Starting out like Mercury, quick and light-footed, trying to see everything at the Javits Center and ending with the slow plodding of a pack-horse, most people think of Internet World as a blessing and a curse. In addition to the buzz and hype generated around this conference, the Internet industry has been abuzz with news of CDnow and N2K possibly merging and with Bertelsmann purchasing 50% of Barnes and Noble.com. All this and a market that just hasn't reflected a positive outlook for the industry has many people spinning.