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Subject: Re: UKNM: Who wants to spend 90million?
From: Alex Sass
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 10:05:42 +0100

go James :-)

always makes me laugh chatting to poor folks who believe a 'dot com' is the
price of a domain name and a little slice of hard drive.

it may be easier to break down the borders when you operate through the
web, but there's a big new battle to fight once you've done it.

wonder how many people here have actually written a working business plan ?

(sorry, mad temper due to tube, ill be nice now).

alex
paperboy global ltd

At 12:04 22/05/2000 +0100, you wrote:
> > All good points, but I was really questioning why a company that is
> > operating *electronically* can spend this level of money.
>
>marketting, stock, people, software, hardware
>
> > Surely the whole point of running an e-business (as the thread a couple
of
> > weeks ago) is to reduce your operating costs and improve the efficiency
of
> > the operation.
>
>at scale yes.
>
> > As for the cost of developing the site.....my understanding is that they
> > paid very little if anything for the actual hardware.
>
>that'll be wrong then.
>
> >.....which begs the question of how much Organic charged to develop the
>site?
>
>no comment. but Organic's involvement ceased before launch.
>The site was largely redeveloped by boo staff and more recently some people
>from Icon Medialab.
>
> > The only obvious signs of spend were the pitiful ad campaign.
>
>and all the 'organic fruit' which I'm afraid I must have missed.
>
>I do have some rubber ones that Organic gave me.
>
> > I can certainly see how you could spend multi-millions running an
> > international business - I just fail to see how or why the same money
>could
> > be spent with an e-business.
>
>Erm... because it is an international business.
>
>James.
>xx
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