[Freedombox-discuss] Internet Dream
tedks at riseup.net
Tue Sep 6 18:10:57 UTC 2011
Tay Zonday? As in Chocolate Rain?
The internet is a great equalizer to exactly the extent that IP, DNS,
and the physical infrastructure involved is egalitarian.
On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 09:04 -0400, Jim Tarvid wrote:
> 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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