Geez...I can practically hear the carnival music....
I am a little surprised at the shortsightedness of the comment or maybe I just don’t see value added tongue-in-cheek. I really believe that if you look beyond market value there is some merit to making ideas accessible to those whose only limit is time and space. I would rather be the “nerd from the scorching lands of remotest Arizona” than the Gollum of Tucson, hoarding his precious preso. ,)
Since I am inexperienced with organizing speakers for TJUG, I have no idea if they are paid or not and if so how much. Maybe it varies. I am almost certain, though, that at the moment “members” who can make it to the preso do not pay. If I am a dues paying member why should I not have the same access to the presentation via an online presence? Why should I have to pay more? If we limit access to the presentation to members only what is the issue?
I could see that if we made available the presentation to a non-member, online audience via Breeze(or whatever) then the presenter as well as TJUG would want to charge for this service. OK, I don’t see a problem with that at all and in fact is one of the benefits that TJUG has; it has knowledgeable people involved in interesting technology. If they have gone to the effort of making a good presentation why shouldn’t TJUG sponsor it and put it online participating in the revenues it generates?
It seems to me that we are talking about two different but albeit similar services.
BTW I not only value a good presentation but consider just as valuable the audience participation, Q&A.
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