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Re: [Membership] A Model for Community & Global
Esther and all,
Pure nonsense Esther. And furthermore you know it is nonsense or
should know. Almost Browsers have very advanced Graphics
Esther Dyson wrote:
> .... basically, anything more complicated than e-mail or a graphics-free
> Website is going to leave a lot of people out.
> At 12:17 PM 12/03/99 -0800, Greg Skinner wrote:
> >Antoun Nabhan <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> At 04:19 PM 3/11/99 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >>> I think if you set up a web site for your community resource, and have
> >>> a Java applet launched whenever someone from your community visits it,
> >>> it can provide the automatic type of community information you
> >>> want.
> >> I was thinking of something more PointCast-like: push technology,
> >> with the "Community Sphere" application running in the background and
> >> then connecting to the appropriate server every time you connect to
> >> the Net. I don't *think* there's a way to make a Java applet persist
> >> after you exit your browser/JVM.
> >I don't know much about PointCast. I run applets (within
> >appletviewer) independently of browsers.
> >At any rate, I think there are a variety of approaches that
> >Communisphere can use to get information to its members, ranging from
> >simple email messages to comprehensive messaging/reporting systems.
> >All of this can be done using off-the-shelf technology. There is
> >ample documentation on and offline that explains how to use it.
> >I have some general questions about Communisphere, having been born
> >and raised in NYC, and lived in some poor communities. I'd like to
> >know how people there would like to use the Internet. Are they really
> >confused by all the different ISPs? Do they know how to access online
> >reference materials? Do they know how to obtain freeware or
> >shareware? Have they tried to network with other freenets or Internet
> >community centers?
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