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Re: Server programming for imode accessibility and content

From: Gerhard Fasol <fasol@eurotechnology.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 18:06:45 +0900
Message-ID: <40D15F25.5080105@eurotechnology.com>
To: Kai Hendry <hendry@cs.helsinki.fi>, www-mobile@w3.org

 > If you don't care about this, why are you on a W3C list?

Do you know the old Greek story about killing the messenger
who brings some news?

All I did was to report the market situation in Japan:
i-mode is part of the economic, social and political
infrastructure of Japan, and close to US$ 10 billion or more
is moved in mcommerce through i-mode with more than
3000 companies participating. 40 million people in Japan use
i-mode on average 10 times per day, and pay about
US$ 1 billion in fees/month for i-mode data services alone,
not counting the mcommerce.

Reporting this statistical fact does not mean, that I think
this is good or bad - fact is fact whether you like it or not.

i-Mode may or maynot succeed outside Japan, but inside Japan
it is a very strong consumer brand similar to Coca-Cola or
Nokia in Europe.


Kai Hendry wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 05:40:33PM +0900, Gerhard Fasol wrote:
>>Kai Hendry wrote:
>>>I-mode stuff in general is proprietary and closed, and best avoided.
>>i-Mode has about 40 million paying subscribers and there is
>>several billion dollars business moved through i-mode.
>>While you might prefer to avoid i-mode, there are about
>>3000 businesses who do not avoid i-mode.
> I'll put it this way then. I want a universal web. I don't want the web
> and then I-mode.
> If you don't care about this, why are you on a W3C list?
Gerhard Fasol, PhD                         Eurotechnology Japan K. K.
fasol@eurotechnology.com               http://www.eurotechnology.com/
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