Re: Announcement, APT, formats, publicity

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 13:17:02 CDT

David, I think that's a good idea. I'd like to see the version of
Alan's publicity mailing that went out. On slashdot, it's even more
important to separate the do-ers from the hangers-on in the response
to the announcement part.

Thanks.

Arthur

At 1:50 PM -0400 8/7/03, David Mertz wrote:
>I would like to post a story to slashdot on the launch of our project.
>But I don't want to do so until it is cleared--especially with those
>whose URLs might be affected by the "slashdot effect".... you'll get a
>LOT of traffic. Alan's announcement itself I'd figured to put on my
>slashdot-proof gnosis.cx site. But I don't know how Alan's host would
>hold up. And I'd like to mention the mailing list archive (which is on
>a different host, that I'm somewhat less sure about).
>
>But even apart from the traffic issue, there's the general publicity
>strategy. I think it would be good to get a whole lot of technie people
>aware of the project, and anticipating its outcome. A few might join as
>programmers/testers. Generally, the slashdot readership is low on
>politicians and election-expert lawyers, and high on teenage hackers.
>But there's quite a range of people... and even a few of the college
>kids might wind up writing a letter to their congresscritters.

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