Re: Announcement, APT, formats, publicity

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Fri Aug 08 2003 - 11:43:05 CDT

David wrote:
>
> Some results are copied to:
>
> http://gnosis.cx/voting-project/announce.rtf
> http://gnosis.cx/voting-project/announce.html
> http://gnosis.cx/voting-project/announce.pdf
>
> All of which look very nice, IMO.
>
Like it.

> So tying in with this. Some of you have probably noticed that slashdot
> is today running another story on the security problems with the Diebold
> voting machines (specifically, Maryland is moving in a good direction by
> insisting on an audit of the code). I've seen quite a few related
> stories at that very popular site.
>
> 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).
>
I think it will be alright. Go ahead and post the announcement anywhere you
imagine there will be interest. I doubt the traffic will be a problem.

> 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.
>
> What do you all think?
>
I want to try for all the publicity we can get with this announcement. I'm
not expecting major media attention until we have the demo running. Mainly,
I think the announcement will help set us up for publicity in the next
couple of months.

Alan
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