On Feb 4, 2006, at 8:39 AM, Steven Elliott wrote:
On 2/3/06 18:00, "Thomas Hicks" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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
Tom was most definitely making a joke (and aiming it squarely at Tim,
we're all friends here ;-).
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?
Presenters are not currently compensated (for a variety of reasons),
one of the obvious benefits with doing membership is that we could
start doing this on a limited basis. As for members being able to
access the presentation, I think that this is our initial idea.
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?
I think that this is probably where Tim was heading with the idea.
It seems to me that we are talking about two different but albeit
BTW I not only value a good presentation but consider just as
valuable the audience participation, Q&A.
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