Want list(s) -- not the solution
brianlanning at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 10:03:52 CDT 2009
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 9:51 AM, Jim Battle <frustum at pacbell.net> wrote:
> Brian, this is a terrible idea. It doesn't scale.
> Do you realize that there are >1000 people on this list? If each broadcasts
> his/her wishlist every month, we will be up to our knees in unwanted wish
> lists. If everyone does as you suggest, each individual request will likely
> receive as much attention as if you hadn't posted it.
> It will be like a mail pyramid -- the first ones to do it will get some
> results, and everyone else suffers.
> Let's do what we have been doing -- if you have some specific need and can't
> find it locally or on ebay, then think about asking the list. For instance,
> you acquire some computer but it has no boot media. Great. Everyone asking
> Santa for an Apple I for a month won't fly.
> There are a couple "computer rescue" lists, although I don't track them
> anymore and don't know if they get updated. If not, maybe someone with some
> web smarts can think about (re)creating one. Go online, register your
> location and interests, update it when you want. Maybe get Jay to host it
> and link to it from classiccmp.org.
I didn't realize it was so huge. Although I didn't give it a lot of
thought either. Also, I figured my post would be a starting point to
a discussion about a mechanism that would allow people to find each
other. I wasn't sure what form it would take. It certainly doesn't
have to be a giant email every month. I could probably put together
the site you describe, although my time is sort of limited.
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