[ZWeb] erm assumptions

Heimo Laukkanen huima@fountainpark.org
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 01:05:07 +0200

george donnelly wrote:

> right, its PR tool really. as well as being a clearer lens through which to
> look at zope.org
> right but isn't that the way the blog world works? there are som big blogs
> like kuro5hin, slashdot and metafilter that cover everything in their
> domains and they have a large userbase, many people participate bc as you
> say they want to be seen or whatever. Zope lacks this. Zope.org ZWN blog can
> be it.
> Anyway I'm not sure why anyone would think that the ZWN or zope.org news
> would compete with zopezen and if it did why it would matter? the community
> needs its own news and this in no way pre-empts other people from doing
> their own stuff with their own priorities and voices.

Let's just start to do it and worry later. All up for it and think it 
is a great idea, especially if there are people willing to put time 
for it. A narrative newsletter that combines the good things that 
happen all around us in the community is a great thing.

My ranting for structure and concept is just to get a focus for the 
endproduct, meaning 'what are the most important things we want to 

Analogy comes from the world of making magazines. Think about magazine 
for corporations employees ( community and community members ). Rather 
than just write stories about anything interesting - good magazines 
have strict concepts and goals, even though goals can be even short 
term, like help management to anchor orporate goals, improve knowledge 
of corporate development programs etc. ( Short term in this context 
can be even a year ,-)

But let's just start it with some format and let it become what it