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    please correct my interpretations

    Here are my interpretations. Could you correct me if they are wrong? Thank you.
    1.This was the early history of radio. The parallels with dot-com frenzy are eerie. (In fact, the broadcaster RCA used WWW, for world wide wireless, as it's logo.) And the party was just as short:Broadcast companies struggled to turn a profit, stock prices plummeted.

    "The parallels" refers to those are similar to dot-com frenzy.
    "dot-com frenzy" refers to a mania or a frenzy for dot-com.
    "dot-com" here refers to a Dot-com company ,which is a company which does most of its business on the Internet.
    "the party " is figuratively used to refer to "a golden period of time for Broadcast companies to develop"
    2.All the signs are that life cycle of the internet will continue to parallel that of broadcasting.
    "to parallel" here means " to be similar to sth else"

    3.For starters, there's the network effect. Just as early television networks got a leg up by approaching advertisers and building a base audience in the 1960s and 1970s, companies that get their metaverses up and running early will poach a lot of custmers from rivals and leave metaverses for another day.
    "early television networks got a leg up by approaching advertisers and building a base audience in the 1960s and 1970s" means "early television networks gave themselves a help or an advantage by approaching advertisers and building a base audience in the 1960s and 1970s".
    "to get a leg up" means " to give sb a help".
    "metaverse" means a fictional virtual world. And how it is used figuratively here? Can you put more understandable " get their metaverses up" and " leave metaverses for another day"

    4.We already see important issues emerging around security, network reliability, property legislation and taxation. Down the road, questions of infrastructure, software standards, competibility between potentially competing metaverses may also dog regulators, who will have the additional difficulty of coping with these matters on a global scale.
    "Down the road" means "in the future time" or " as a particular something proceeds in that way ".


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    Re: please correct my interpretations

    1.This was the early history of radio. The parallels with dot-com frenzy are eerie. (In fact, the broadcaster RCA used WWW, for world wide wireless, as it's logo.) And the party was just as short:Broadcast companies struggled to turn a profit, stock prices plummeted.

    "The parallels" refers to how similar the early history of radio is to what happened during dot.com frenzy.

    "dot-com frenzy" refers to the wild excitement as so many sought to establish an Internet company with dreams of raking in the money.

    "dot-com" here refers to a company which does business on the Internet and as such, is given the address suffix dot.com
    .
    "the party " is figuratively used to refer to "a golden period of time when the Broadcast companies were developing, before the crash set in."

    2.All the signs are that life cycle of the Internet will continue to parallel that of broadcasting.
    "to parallel" here means " to be similar to sth else"

    3.For starters, there's the network effect. Just as early television networks got a leg up by approaching advertisers and building a base audience in the 1960s and 1970s, companies that get their metaverses up and running early will poach a lot of customers from rivals and leave metaverses for another day.
    "early television networks got a leg up by approaching advertisers and building a base audience in the 1960s and 1970s" means "early television networks gave themselves a help or an advantage by approaching advertisers and building a base audience in the 1960s and 1970s".
    "to get a leg up" means " gave themselves an advantage by...".
    "metaverse" means a fictional virtual world. Those companies that got their website up and running, and that had drawing and holding power (just as in the novel where this comes from) will have a far greater advantage over companies who put off getting their piece of Internet virtual reality up and running and established.

    4.We already see important issues emerging around security, network reliability, property legislation and taxation. Down the road, questions of infrastructure, software standards, competibility between potentially competing metaverses may also dog regulators, who will have the additional difficulty of coping with these matters on a global scale.
    "Down the road" means "a little further on in the future",= "just round the corner"
    Last edited by David L.; 18-Apr-2008 at 15:01.

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