In the News section of his site, Jakob Nielsen says that .NET could finally kill off Netscape (and, he even suggests, Apache) because it will be the only standard for micropayments. “The choice is easy: Use Bill’s solution and you get a sustainable business model for your website. Use anything else … and you will go out of business for lack of a revenue stream. “ I’ve always called these small payments micro-billing. I didn’t realise I was making a pun.
May 15th, 2001