Quoting from a FamilySearch brochure:
This [product] will enable you to:
- Coordinate your family history research with others working on the same family lines.
- Reduce time-consuming and expensive duplication of effort.
- Make your family information available to relatives and researchers.
A plug for the new FamilySearch (NFS) tree?
The brochure is actually quite old. It is touting the advantages of the "hottest" new FamilySearch product: Ancestral File for DOS.
I guess it's true what they say. The more things change, the more they stay the same.