Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 10:32:59 -0500
From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM
Subject: RE American Popular Speech
Some thoughts about your American Popular Speech Online concept:
-- I think I detect some hyperactive overpromoting on your part just for the sake of getting people
interested so I won't really address your way-high estimates of hits per day.
-- I don't imagine that we would be able to pay anyone a cent based on the revenues received from
banner advertising. Being professionally interested in online advertising, I can tell you for certain
that there are oodles of sites receiving 50,000 hits a day (about 10,000 unique visitors) that have a
difficult time finding advertisers.
-- It seems to me that you spend a large part of your day reading yellowed newspapers and
fending off "hi!" chats from 13-year-old AOL users, so you must have some idea of how much
time it would take to put together something like American Popular Speech Online. It's all the
problems of a magazine and a software publisher combined.
-- That said, where do I sign up? I'll donate my time, web server space and my pen.
gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dfjp.com
(Barry's original posts enclosed below for reference).