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Re: CNET invites comments

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 13:00:02 -0500
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To: Peter Bosher <peter@soundlinks.com>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Cc: charles@w3.org

Yes. They've covered us before and we have a contact with a reporter there.
I'll follow up (and will drag you into this, Charles).


At 03:44 PM 3/9/99 +0000, Peter Bosher wrote:
>Greetings EOWG,
>The following message, picked from another list, might be a good hook to
>make contact with CNEt, which we agreed in a recent call was an EO target.
>The new site doesn't seem too bad, except for missing alt's!  But if CNET
>were aware of WAI the multiplication effect might be very helpful.  Does
>anyone have contacts?
>Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 21:00:30 -0800
>From: CNET Special Dispatch <dispatch@CNET.COM>
>Reply-To: special-dispatch-faq@CNET.COM
>Subject: CNET: special message for all CNET Dispatch subscribers
>My name is Halsey Minor, and I'm the founder and CEO of CNET.
>As you've probably noticed, our Web sites have been changing
>over the last few months, and this week we launched a
>completely new version of CNET.com. As a result, I wanted to
>personally write all of our Dispatch readers to let you in on
>exactly what's going on, because in many ways, the changes
>we're making represent your collective feedback.
>Since our original launch on the Web in June 1995, we have
>received literally millions of email messages from our
>community of users. What has become clear to us is that each
>of you wants simple, intuitive navigation combined with access
>to a very broad array of high-quality technology-related
>content and services. You want us to deliver more of what you
>want, and make what you want easier to find.
>When you take a look at the new CNET.com, you will immediately
>notice two changes in that direction. First, we have greatly
>improved the navigation of the site and made navigation across
>our entire network easier and more consistent. We have also
>organized our content and services into ten new "channels,"
>making it quicker and easier to find exactly what you are
>looking for. And we have greatly expanded the power of our
>searching. As soon as you try it, you'll know what I mean.
>Second, you'll see from our channels that we have greatly
>expanded the breadth of our editorial coverage and the number
>of services we provide. For instance, we now have information,
>news, and product reviews covering literally thousands of
>computer- and technology-related topics. And our Shopping
>channel boasts 1,500,000 prices on over 125,000 computer
>products available from more than 85 Internet computer stores,
>making CNET the largest source on the Web for comparative
>pricing information on computer products.
>Although the new CNET.com greatly expands what we can do for
>you, we know we still have a long way to go. We have very
>ambitious plans for delivering more of the editorial coverage
>you rely on, covering more topics, and finding more ways to
>help you be an educated buyer of computer-related products.
>That's why I'm asking you to participate in shaping the new
>CNET as we continue to work toward our goal.
>In the new world the Internet is creating, information is
>power. Our goal has always been to inform, educate, and
>sometimes even inspire the most wired and enthusiastic
>audience in the digital world. From all 500 people here at
>CNET, it's been a pleasure building CNET for you. Please keep
>giving us your thoughts on how we can continue making CNET
>better! Try the new CNET.com and then send me your comments.
>This is only the beginning.
>Halsey Minor
>Chief Executive Officer
>CNET, Inc.
>The new CNET:
>  http://www.cnet.com/
>Peter Bosher,
>Email: soundlinks@enterprise.net
>Tel. +44 (0) 1494 794 797
>Fax: +44 (0) 1494 583 146
>SoundLinks Limited,
>43 Broadlands Avenue,
>HP5 1AL
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
Received on Tuesday, 9 March 1999 13:01:15 UTC

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