Possible State Meeting Solutions

matthew byers faintstlsaint at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 23:53:51 GMT 2009

I think we need to consider that too many aspects of meeting options can
become an issue...why not irc, then why not wave, then why not dimdim, then
why not email meetings...see where im heading with this! If its not broken
why mess with it??

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Marc Randolph <mrand at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Daniel Stone
> <webmaster at catcodesigns.net> wrote:
> >
> > I was referring to how we conduct meetings.
> > What does a mailing list not have in relation to wave(google wave)?
> >
> >  one
> > : a real time effect like chat.
> >
> >  two
> > : it offers a place that discussion can happen over the course of a
> > few days this would be great on voting
> >
> >  three
> > : discussions and supporting documents can be in on place making it
> > much  easier to read and follow the discussion.
> >
> > Whilst google wave is beta -- dimdim already does this.
> > [...]
> If one of the main reasons to switch is so that conversations, votes,
> and other things can occur over days, I don't place much weight on the
> real-time aspect.  But let's say some people do want near-realtime...
> all that needs to change is those few people can sign up for gmail or
> some other email service that doesn't have much polling in the way of
> a polling delay.  Messages are typically delivered in about the same
> amount of time it takes to type them.  Use a subject line, and they
> are threaded into conversations / topics.  Great for organizing.
> Items two and three are ideally solved by the existing email list, IMHO.
> I'm truly not trying to be difficult, but I truly don't see why we
> can't continue to use this mailing list that rather than making
> _everyone_ that wanted to participate sign up for some random
> non-official service that might die someday, and take our archived
> discussions with it.
> > This message was attempted the way you instructedand I had to add the
> > mailing list to the to recipients.
> Worked great.  Thanks!
>   Marc
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