[NAFEX] electronic and membership discussion

Anton Callaway marillen at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 15 21:08:44 EST 2008


This sure sounds like a generous and welcome offer to me.

Your offer is greatly appreciated!  I am in no position to decide anything, but I just wanted to convey some appreciation of the offer.

Anton
-----Original Message-----
>From: Robert Mullins <mullins at gaelicmysts.com>
>Sent: Feb 15, 2008 3:29 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] electronic and membership discussion
>
>All,
>
>I have been resisting the urge to reply to all this for some time now, 
>however.....  I am not currently a contributing member of NAFEX, however 
>I have been planning to be for some time. (I'm lazy I know).  In any 
>case, my undergraduate was in Marketing and my Masters degree was in 
>IT.  So with that being said;
>
>1.  I am willing to volunteer to put Pomona into Adobe In-Design.  It is 
>the gold standard for creating marketing collateral, and for creating 
>professional looking PDF's.  Whatever I can do to help please let me know.
>
>2.  I am also willing to work with whomever on a website re-design.  I 
>have created numerous dynamic websites for several clients of whom I 
>maintain to this day.  I have created forums, dynamic picture galleries, 
>blogs, etc. etc. etc.
>
>I won't charge for my services at all, and will consider it a labor of 
>love for NAFEX.  So for what it is worth, I am willing to help if I can.
>
>-rob
>
>
>
>
>
>Road's End Farm wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Feb 13, 2008, at 7:23 AM, Regina M. Kreger wrote:
>>
>>     The e-copy could take the form of an e-mail with "teasers" linked
>>     to the full-text articles on the Web.  The e-mail would be
>>     forwardable, but access to the full articles would require
>>     membership & password.
>>
>>
>> The line "the email would be forwardable" reminds me that individual 
>> email addresses should be either removed or disguised in any e-form, 
>> so as not to be easily harvestable by spammers. Probably individuals 
>> should have the option whether to have their addresses not shown at 
>> all, or shown in a form easily recognizable to other individual humans 
>> but not by search engines (as, for example,
>> organic101 at linkny you-know-what-to-put-here com )
>>
>>
>> On Feb 12, 2008, at 11:08 PM, Spidra Webster wrote:
>>
>>     . However, in our particular chapter, I don't know of anyone who
>>     lives in an area that doesn't have a public library with public
>>     computers and high speed internet access.  
>>
>>
>> Libraries here indeed have such things. And, at most hours, all the 
>> computers are taken; you have to sign up, often in advance, for half 
>> hour time slots. If you have personal email to deal with, or anything 
>> else to do online, this doesn't leave much time for reading your NAFEX 
>> info online. Even if the connection is fast, downloading and printing 
>> it all out to take home and read later may not be either fast or 
>> cheap; there's likely to be one printer for all the public computers, 
>> and a per-page charge for printouts.
>>
>> In addition, many rural people don't get to town every day, and have 
>> other errands to do when they do get there which will take up all or 
>> most of their time in town. Sometimes I don't get to town every week; 
>> and I only live six miles away, have a car, and am physically quite 
>> able to get around easily.
>>
>>
>> Aside from those comments: I see sense in all sides of this 
>> discussion, so don't have much else to say here.
>>
>>
>> --Rivka
>> Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
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