Re: [DDN] Webheads and the Digital Divide Network,

2005-05-09 Thread Taran Rampersad
Snipped some stuff... John Hibbs wrote: Here's my caveat. The one area that I think needs improvement is how both groups can get more attention? My guess is that podcasting, satellite radio, community radio and the innovative spirits that are found in both groups are the main ingredients

[DDN] last day for nominations: Technology Review 35

2005-05-09 Thread Andy Carvin
I just got a note in the mail today from Technology Review magazine; today is the last day to nominate someone for their Technology Review 35. This is an annual list of technology pioneers under the age of 35. They give the awards at their annual conference each September. To nominate someone,

Re: [DDN] Webheads and the Digital Divide Network,

2005-05-09 Thread Andy Carvin
One of the things I find interesting about the history of podcasting is that it was developed, in part, as a way for people with limited bandwidth to download audio. Audio blogging isn't new by any means; lots of us have been doing it for years. The thing that made podcasting kick into high

Re: [DDN] Want E-Gov? Pick Up the Phone (fwd)

2005-05-09 Thread John Hibbs
Speaking of forgotten technologies, how about fax-on-demand? And auto-responders? In this regard, a friendly thought sent with a hug - on this page http://www.digitaldivide.net/about/contact.php Perhaps in each of the categories the viewer could send an email to ??? (media???)@digitaldivide.net

Re: [DDN] Want E-Gov? Pick Up the Phone (fwd)

2005-05-09 Thread Andy Carvin
Hi John, We don't have a budget right now to add new functionalities to the website, so any new tools like this would have to be freely available ac John Hibbs wrote: Speaking of forgotten technologies, how about fax-on-demand? And auto-responders? In this regard, a friendly thought sent

Re: [DDN] Webheads and the Digital Divide Network,

2005-05-09 Thread Dan Bassill
A few weeks ago Andy reported that enrollment had reached over 6,000 in the DDN list. However, in subsequent conversations we all agreed that far fewer than that were actually active in using the DDN and similar sites to learn, collaborate and bring solution to some of the problems that we write

Re: [DDN] Webheads and the Digital Divide Network,

2005-05-09 Thread John Hibbs
At 10:25 AM -0400 5/9/05, Andy Carvin wrote: That's why I'm glad Chris Lydon and his team are doing Open Source Radio - they're using mobcasting (in this context, public contributions via telephone) and are unabashedly happy to mix in content that's low-quality from a technical/broadcasting

RE: [DDN] Charity Advantage?

2005-05-09 Thread Harold Smith
I checked on line for California Fundraising Trusts and more specifically for non profit organizations based on the ZIP code for Charity Advantage in Fallbrook California. Both searches resulted in zero hits for Charity Advantage, Inc. I suspect they are a for profit organization dealing with

[DDN] E-gov worsening the digital divide? (fwd)

2005-05-09 Thread Andy Carvin
From Silicon.com... -ac E-gov worsening the digital divide? Will putting more government services online actually worsen the digital divide? This is the implication of research into the impact of online school admissions systems, which warns there's a risk that only the parents who are already

Re: [DDN] Webheads and the Digital Divide Network,

2005-05-09 Thread Taran Rampersad
I disagree still about mainly because 15 meg of MP3 is usually less than 64k of text. IT Conversations is a nice site, but it's also a way of enforcing the unavailability of content to the community. If IT Conversations, as an example, is such a brilliant site - why is the bar so high for entry?

Re: [DDN] Webheads and the Digital Divide Network,

2005-05-09 Thread Taran Rampersad
Dave Pentecost wrote: And the phrase lowest common denominator leads to an easy condescension to your readers. Good point. Perhaps lowest common accessibility denominator would be better. I was trying (and maybe failing!) to make the point that most people on the internet don't have as much

Re: [DDN] Charity Advantage?

2005-05-09 Thread Tim Gemelli
I don't believe they are, as I cannot find them in Guidestar (which lists all registered nonprofits. It also seems like alot of money $35 just for web hosting! Tim Gemelli Principal { www.eNonProfits.org } - Original Message - From: Terry Mar [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'The Digital

RE: [DDN] Charity Advantage? Net Cruiser Technologies Inc.

2005-05-09 Thread K Wong \(UVic\)
Their domain is registered to Net Cruiser Technologies Inc. out of PA. A search on Google turned up some government sites listing their program and links to out of date Urls, a few of which are archived. About Net Cruiser Technologies, Inc.

Re: [DDN] Webheads and the Digital Divide Network,

2005-05-09 Thread Andy Carvin
Taran Rampersad wrote: My position is strong on this, I know. But podcasting by itself probably is only useful for the visually impaired, and I don't know that anyone does podcasting for that purpose yet. They should. But mobcasting is the superior thing to do in this scenario as well. Actually,

Re: [DDN] Webheads and the Digital Divide Network

2005-05-09 Thread Pamela McLean
Ross Gardler wrote: Remember that bandwidth need not be a live Internet connection. I recently passed a Compact Flash containing a number of key presentations from IT Conversations to a colleague in rural Guyana. In his village he doesn't even have a computer, let alone an Internet connection.

[DDN] Communications Toolkit-a guide to navigating communications for the nonprofit world

2005-05-09 Thread Champ-Blackwell, Siobhan
Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS Community Outreach Liaison National Network of Libraries of Medicine - MidContinental Region Creighton University Health Sciences Library 2500 California Plaza Omaha, NE 68178 402-280-4156/800-338-7657 [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://nnlm.gov/mcr/ (NN/LM MCR Web Site)

[DDN] Call for papers-ICT4D and universities

2005-05-09 Thread Andy Carvin
Thought this might be of interest to list members... -ac Original Message Subject:Call for papers-ICT4D and universities Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 15:09:33 -0700 From: Raul Roman [EMAIL PROTECTED] /Information Technologies and International Development /(ITID) is a

RE: [DDN] Charity Advantage?

2005-05-09 Thread Terry Mar
Does anyone out there know if Charity Advantage is a nonprofit or a For profit organization? There is nothing on their website that clearly states what they really are. They say some pretty ambiguous things, like: We want to thank the following foundations for their continued support of

[DDN] Let's Nominate Andy for the award

2005-05-09 Thread Tommy McDonell
Hi, Everybody. Most of you don't know me--I just lurk on Andy's discussion group. However, I do use the material here. I would like to nominate him for an award that he posted about. However, in order to do it, I need to give two or three other names. If you would be willing to join me, please

RE: RE: [DDN] Digital Divide, Telecentres and Iraq

2005-05-09 Thread Dr. Steve Eskow
Dear Ashish Saboo, Thank you for the courteous disagreement: you show us the kind of communication that tries to avoid the anger that underlies violence. I think that after a bit more discussion we would find ourselves agreeing. You cite Andrew Grove's image of steel, which intrinsically is

[DDN] information society terminology - e vs i ICT vs IC

2005-05-09 Thread yslee2
Hello DDN members.. I've been lurking for a while and thought I would post a message myself. I am curious about members' thoughts on various terms we use when we discuss 'information society'. First, I would like to focus on the e vs i issue. (electronic vs information) We have been

[DDN] NC Nonprofit Technology Conference, May 20, Chapel Hill

2005-05-09 Thread Judy Hallman
To DigitalDivide list: It's not too late to register for the 6th Annual RTPnet Conference and Community Technology Awards Friday, May 20, 2005 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. William and Ida Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr., Chapel Hill, NC http://www.rtpnet.org/conf/ Spaces are filling up fast! Don't

RE: [DDN] Webheads and the Digital Divide Network,

2005-05-09 Thread Steven Clift
I use the commericial product, Text Aloud MP3 to convert text that I can cut and paste into MP3 files. It sure saves on paper for those articles I should read but don't need to waste trees with. Also, I had an open source prototype built for webcasting public meeting audio with webcam images

Re: [DDN] Charity Advantage?

2005-05-09 Thread Laura and lloyd
I had the same reservations. Full disclosure would be appreciated. Laura Waterman Wittstock Minneapolis, MN USA On Monday, May 9, 2005, at 09:00 AM, Terry Mar wrote: Does anyone out there know if Charity Advantage is a nonprofit or a For profit organization? There is nothing on their website