Re: [govtrack] Personal Democracy Forum
> That's a thought. I was in fact thinking about setting up a small,How about irc://irc.freenode.net/govtrack for more interactivity.
> real-world conference at some point. But, at the moment I'm really
> waiting for there to be other related, semi-complete projects besides
> GovTrack for us to talk about.
- On 5/18/05, TML <tlinder@...> wrote:
> Yeh, but that assumes that internet interaction fulfills everythingAgree, but I hear this is pretty good:
> face-to-face interaction does. It'll be a long while (and a lot of
> bandwidth!) before the airports start closing.
Certainly cheaper than dragging your bones across the country.
- Ed Summers wrote:
> How about irc://irc.freenode.net/govtrack for more interactivity.Do you mean as a general hang-out place or a place to have some sort of
meeting/conference from time to time? I know I wouldn't end up in there
without a specific call for meeting -- it's just too distracting for me
to idle on IRC. But, as for a place for a meeting, I think that's a
good idea, if we want to do that.
- Joshua Tauberer
** Nothing Unreal Exists **
> Do you mean as a general hang-out place or a place to have some sort ofeither/or -- irc is a valuable collaboration tool for programmer types
> meeting/conference from time to time? I know I wouldn't end up in
> without a specific call for meeting -- it's just too distracting for me
> to idle on IRC. But, as for a place for a meeting, I think that's a
> good idea, if we want to do that.
who aren't afraid of text, which is sometimes overlooked. It can be a
time sink however.
A good thing about having an irc hangout place is that people can ask
questions and brain storm when they feel like it in real time.Then when
the time comes for a meeting people who have dropped in once or twice
know how to connect and set up a client etc...
I've found conversations in irc are much easier to follow than email
discussions which is sometimes like having a long distance conversation
over a bad line. irc logs can be archived and indexed as well.