From: Philip Hood (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Oct 19 2006 - 08:35:56 PDT
On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, ben russell wrote:
> ... the promise of the dvd trade may very well have
> been a false one...
> not to call anyone out
> but suffice to say that i'm still waiting on 10+ traders to reciprocate
> -ben russell
hi, analyzing this program early
on, I realized that there was
inherent logistical problems that
were going to present themselves sooner
the reason why was: directly, its too expensive
to make so many copies of one's work, and
then mail them out to all the people
in the exchange.
I proposed, internally, to create
an alternate system where the participants
would, rather than exchange, would
share the dvds, in a ring type fashion.
in this alternate program, a member
would create a smaller subset of
dvds, maybe only 3, and send them off
to a group on the list. these people
would then view and hold and then send
them off to the people would wanted them
it would work essentially as netflix
does, but instead of mailing back to
a centralized netflix service, you'd mail
them directly to the people who requested.
there would be a database that would
help to track and channel who got
what and how.
I would write the webservice program to
now, of course, the issue is that the
program could only work in as
far as people participated in so far
as they updated the dvd tracking information,
and resent the materials in a timely
now, I understand how and why the
initial program was created the way it
was created - but also immediately
understood that the monetary and other
to really get it work sucessfully were
simply to high.
the program I describe is pretty low
threshold & I think could potentially help
to get the works to circulate in a
more efficient manner.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.