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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
12:59 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 5
/m5 There are many sems on the internet that will be part of the sems of NES. In addition to PBS, there are all the courses from Harvard or MIT (I don't remember which).

Many NES sems will include links to sems outside NES. We need to explore the criteria by which a pre-existint sem is part of NES (and a copy within the NES system or only linked. Some owners of external (to NES) sems linked may eventually begin their own charging system for use - as exists already for many sources. The financial value of sems and linking privildges are part of the evolving intellectual property debate.

Do we wish to distinguish re credit those sems created for NES and those imported. Most imported sems would be components of NES semwebs that seaf the user with all the sems of the semweb.
Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
12:51 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 5
/m5 We need to brainstorm many alternative subscription schemes. The concept of "sponsorship" is good. Would this be done by creating a scholarship fund to which people without financial resources could apply? What if the number of needy applicants exceeds the resources of the scholarship fund?

Scholarship members may be asked to earn their subscription by extra labor for the system where they don't earn AP credit.
Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
12:44 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 3
The system proposed here will have use beyond what might formally be called education or intentional learning. I could be a medium for correspondence and dialog, and for the planning and implementation/management of projects.

The initial system may lack features of later systems. If possible, the design should facilitate integration of the old with the new, without constraining the new too much.

Since the concept of sem and semweb a most general, this core could evolve into a general architecture for use of cyberspace (or at least much of it).
david-bradenPerson was signed in when posted
03:02 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 5
If we keep the subscription fee small enough, we can ask those who are very able to pay to sponsor others who are not able to pay.

I was also thinking that there are a number of existing sems that were produced, for example, for PBS. All of that material could be added immediately if the producers share of the subscription fees would be adequate.
david-bradenPerson was signed in when posted
02:56 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 1
Larry, in case your lost files includes the Quick topic on my first draft, here it is:


We will get started by contacting people who are concerned about problems with the educational system, people who already have content to post into NES and people who might want to contribute to development of the platform.

You will need to describe the goal of NES in terms of your LQE ideas as the initial introduction. Start with an executive summary of no more than 500 words post it on O.net, PM everyone you know on O.net that would be interested, and start sending it to others, outside O.net, that you would like to provide content.
Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
04:19 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 15
This is but one of many complex issues that must be attended to. Others include security and backups - and the easy ability of a contributor to download all of their creations for private security, if desired.

There may be a utility of creating the ability for a member to contribute anonymously, or even having multiple aliases, but the AP record should have accesss to the person's real identity.
Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
04:13 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 5
A while back I realized that users of cyberspace should "pay" for what they use, including information. The concept of "free" information was naive. Yet, the system should be such that a user can "earn" access without having to pay through conventional monetary systems. Those able to pay $US to support the system should feel priviledged to have the opportunity. The unemployed (with library computers) can gain access and earn AP credits.

I still take advantage of free pdf download of books. I would prefer a shareware system where a small cost would be initial and if I found the book really valuable I could pay more. But, this is for docs outside the NES system proposed here.
Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
03:46 PM ET (US)
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