Check this out. On craigslist this morning, which I read for amusement, there was an ad for big Net retailer. The retailer is jumping into social application software - online communites. They are weaving their sites around customer interaction. The customer becomes a producer - prosumer. The customer is alive and wants to participate.
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If you don't read Dave Pollard, you should. I really admire his exhaustive work on trying to make the world a better place. So Dave, I have a little extra time and software that I want to contribute to one of your ideas.