Web sites are becoming obsolete,

Web sites are becoming obsolete, as I’ve long argued. This article by Harvard Business Review editor Nicholas G. Carr makes the point convincingly. He points single-function applications like Napster, interactive email tools like Zaplets, and mobile/wireless commerce tools — all of which utilize the Internet without requiring the user to “go” to a Web “site.” In the future, Carr says, the Web will be transformed from “‘a clumsy and page-by-page experience’ to a set of customized, specialized tools controlled by the individual.”
Out of Site

What comes after Web sites? Distributed merchandising.

Web sites are becoming obsolete,

Six old-school, high-culture institutions, including

Six old-school, high-culture institutions, including Columbia University and the London School of Economics, are teaming up to cash in on the Internet-based-education trend. Their new site, called Fathom, will “will seek to address one of the most serious weaknesses of the Internet, its founders said: the reliability of information on the Web.” The audio and photo archives alone should be a gold mine for researchers.
Venture Aims to Offer Reliable Citations on Web

Six old-school, high-culture institutions, including