Re: [Otter-Project] Re: New Member Package
- Well said Shawn. i couldn't agree more.----- Original Message -----From: Shawn McCulloughSent: Monday, November 01, 2004 6:06 PMSubject: Re: [Otter-Project] Re: New Member PackageAMEN.... and to add to your point, I consider myself an expert computer user
and it is a PAIN to download any number of items/shows/songs etc.... greater
than 10 or 15 in one sitting. It becomes tedious, error prone and annoying.
I almost went crazy trying to download some of those tobacco scripts.
One time, I downloaded 20 tales of the texas rangers shows before I gave up
and bought an MP3 CD with 95 shows on it, and I am on a cable modem.
Physical distribution is much preferred over cheap/simple/easy download. I
think it is because my time at home is a premium more valuable than the
10.00 it costs to get a CD mailed to the house.
I also use this theory when changing my oil. I spend the 20.00 to have it
done in 15 minutes without all the hassle of buying the quarts, jacking up
the car, getting dirty, disposing the oil, buying a filter etc....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob McConeghy" <robmcc1@...>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 1:34 PM
Subject: [Otter-Project] Re: New Member Package
> What you say is of course true. But it is still a fact that
> 1) a very large percentage of computer users are still only connected
> via dial-up (not necessarily their choice - broadband of any kind is
> simply not available in many areas still)
> 2) only about 1 in 10 computer users have even heard of FTP, never
> mind having a clue how to use it.
> These same people are unaware of newsgroups, hubs, streamload, mp3s,
> Most computer users, and not just older ones, still use their PCs
> primarily for email, and to play games and run commercial store-bought
> Of the 25-odd people who work in the local branch of my company, only
> 15 actually have PCs at home, none other than myself are aware of
> Yahoo groups, they have never heard of USENET, FTP, hubs, streamload.
> Many are AOL users. Some are aware of google and do occasionally surf
> the web.
> Many of these types of people are exactly the types who might become
> OTR newbies. They are most likely to first run across a web site of
> someone selling CDs, tapes, or MP3 CDs of OTR or maybe hosting online
> streaming audio of OTR. (and streaming audio works poorly on dial-up).
> So it is very attractive to such people that they can purchase OTR on
> line and have it show up in their mailbox. They don't need to figure
> out how to do anything to get it.
> This is one reason our web site is very important. Offering a set of
> CDs with useful information and sample shows by mail could be very
> attractive to these folks.