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4394, RE: can u elaborate
Posted by Nettrice, Tue Jul-22-03 03:02 AM
>>the "commons" made possible by convergence, emerging technologies, etc.
>what are u saying there ^^?

Well, older telecom/technology systems restrict our ability to distribute our own products, esp. digital content. Emerging technologies offer the promise of being able to write/create, publish and distribute over the spectrum. It's all just 0s and 1s. For example, okayplayer.com thrived in the commons that is the Web/Internet because it (online community) creates the content, publishes and distributes via this global network. This is a commons. Now, imagine if other communities, including geographic, ethnic, etc. could do the same? Communities would be able to generate wealth that is broader in depth and scope.

>also, as i am not in close proximity to roxbury, MA at the
>moment, do u have any links/books i could check on gettin
>started in digital multimedia (training)?

You can visit my site http://home.earthlink.net/~nettrice/html or even my center's site at http://www.bnntv.org/mmc for ideas. If I think of others I'll post them.

>(im not tryna take money out your pocket, tho- ha)

I am not worried about that at all! ;)