Re: Announcement, APT, formats, publicity

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 13:27:11 CDT

The mailing has not gone out yet. I'm waiting for a few comments from a
couple of people that said they would want to comment. Probably, it will go
out today.

Alan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Keller" <arthur@kellers.org>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] Announcement, APT, formats, publicity

> 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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