Subject: RE: Bizcodes - was (Re: SubmissionPackage DTD)
Message text written by INTERNET:firstname.lastname@example.org > Where EAN breaks down in today's age is that the 'repositories' of individual organisations are a) not linked b) have no common format which makes a full and successful web search of 'who sells blue pencils' difficult to say the least. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Stuart - terrific stuff! Now we see the difference between technical semantic bits and bytes and real world business use! My understanding is that the EAN does indeed allow members to register their barcodes with a central authority - these are then 'approved' codes. The rub is that they charge a consideration for this, plus annual renewals. @ 150,000 members, this is a very sweet little Golden Goose that can keep the EAN inperpetum !! We definately want to design Bizcodes to hit the sweet spot of delivering real business value, while being complete easy to assimulate and create. Thanks, DW.
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