By Lance Winslow
The currently used and industry sub-sector definition of an Ezine is an electronic newsletter or electronic magazine that is sent out by email. But is this definition too limiting? There is a debate going on right now on this very subject; what is the true definition of an Ezine and should this definition allow for innovation and expansion?
It is believed by a small minority that it is unwise to too narrowly focus and try to corral naturally evolving definitions. It is also believed that the definition of an Ezine is still undergoing evolutionary change in the information age. We know that change is constant and that life and information like water will always find a way to get to where it needs to go. So, if we do such a cut and dry definition, we leave other methods of distribution of the exact same material out to dry with none.
For instance an electronic newsletter, which is sent other than by email would not be considered an Ezine. Well then, what are they asked one enterprising industry guru? Are they outside the definition and thus outcast and if so, does that serve all of those who desire mass distribution. Do we try to force them into a definition by making them comply and send out their Ezines via email? Perhaps we might consider all this in 2006.