[NAFEX] electronic and membership discussion

Claude Sweet hortventures at cox.net
Sat Feb 16 11:29:19 EST 2008

All that is necessary is to list the requirement of having a minimum 
connection speed, hardware, and software  that the user should have to 
utilize the electronic membership.

Logic would assume that individuals who LACK the necessary requirements 
would not pay for the electronic membership.

There will always be people who do not want to become part of the 
computer age and others that have a comfort zone with technology that 
they will not change. This is not necessarily age related.

Putting an organizations goals and objectives on hold because of 
alarmist warnings that the changes may cause some people to not renew 
has been used as a reason to prevent increases in membership dues for as 
long as I can remember.

Claude Sweet
San Diego, CA

Jwlehman at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 2/15/2008 7:18:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> bmn at iglou.com writes:
>> This is paramount.  Web stats and surveys show that while many folks
>> have broadband, the majority do not.  Add to that that most rural areas
>> are on dialup or have shared slow service and it is clear than bandwidth
>> hog websites might be pretty, but they quickly cut off most of their
>> intended market.  We'll be going for easily maneuvered content
>> primarily.  We'll make other stuff available for folks who have
>> broadband and those who don't mind waiting, bu there will definately be
>> no splash pages, few java applications, no animations, etc.
>> Additionally, it should work a simply as possible due to software issues
>> as well.  While many of us do have newer software packages (me
>> included), many of us do not like the resource hogs newer software
>> versions have become (me included) and for no real good reason.  I'm not
>> a person who favors bells and whistles when they don't make sense and
>> detract from site usability.
> Barry is right on.
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