[Freedombox-discuss] Internet Dream

Jim Tarvid tarvid at ls.net
Tue Sep 6 13:04:43 UTC 2011

Tay Zonday undoubtedly gets closer than I will but is a server on the
Internet the closest thing to Sam Colt's "great equalizer"?

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 2:07 AM, Chris Erardi <amatocianmonk at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 11:42 PM, John Walsh <fiftyfour at waldevin.com>wrote:
>> > I see little to "sell" at the current stage, apart from
>> > dreams and opportunities to contribute.  I find the wiki
>> > appropriate for that.
>> I think we need to sell the "dream" better to draw in more volunteers and
>> donations. It's too confusing now.
> I agree with you fully on this point. The dream can currently only be sold
> to those who are technical enough to understand where the project is, and
> where is intends to be. I have personally found myself having a difficult
> time explaining the "dream" to people around me. It usually takes hours and
> several hypothetical situations.
> But in that, I have noticed one important thing. No one enjoys hearing me
> talk about DNS, or free software philosophies; they like to hear about the
> "future", and all of the fantastic things this project will enable.
> Perhaps things are nice the way they are now, in terms of building interest
> amongst the technical minded people. Though a jobs board would be nice... We
> don't mind the debian blend, some of us actually enjoy it. But perhaps it
> would be beneficial to increase donations and public interest/support by
> developing a more media-friendly website for the project. One which would
> not contain technical details, or IRC logs, but which would contain teaser
> content to make people's mouths water. Videos which show people using the
> box to set up a personal site, or to get around censorship. Mock-ups and
> prototypes.
> Naturally, links would exist to the wiki and to the foundation site.
> Showing the project in videos in a "this is how it will be" state should
> make things seem like less of a "dream" and more of a "next big thing".
> --
> Christopher Erardi
> CEO - Software Engineer - Amatoc Industries
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