Back in Feburary 2005, Dan Chak at MIT said something to me that I just
haven't had the motivation to pursue.  However, I really would like to
hear what folks think of his statement:

    > What AOLServer "community" needs is a bunch of fun, free
    > applications  for building personal sites.  It's stupid, but
    > that's how you get the  initial hook on people.  I'm not sure who
    > is going to make and release  these "fun, free apps" though,
    > because there's currently also no  audience for it.  It's kind of
    > a bootstrapping problem.

It's definitely a chicken-and-egg problem: most newbies won't try
AOLserver "for the heck of it" but would go through the trouble if there
was an application they wanted to run, i.e. OpenACS.

Of course, there's little motivation to develop a fun, free app. for
AOLserver if nobody's going to try it out.

How do we break out of this deadlock?

Dossy Shiobara              | [EMAIL PROTECTED] |
Panoptic Computer Network   |
  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)

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