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Re: [school-discuss] partial success integrating linux into thelocalschools

The KnowHow Network is a working progress.  I'll tell everyone a little 
about it.

First, I am Jon Adam, and I have made lots and lots of money (not to brag) 
building replacement parts for bull dozers, cranes, etc.  I started using 
Open Source about two years ago.  Until then I had always used a mac.  I 
still do some now.  I have donated countless computers to children without 
them, local schools that needed them, and anyone else I could find.  I 
change computers sometimes like some people change shoes.  :)  I decided 
to build the KnowHow Network as a way of giving back to people so that 
technology can continue to grow.  And I have lots of free time.

The KnowHow Network is a network of sites deisgned to help people with 
their computer related problems.  We are in the process of building a 
massive knowledge database, 290 gigs as of this morning.  We are buliding 
a system that will allow someone to type in a question,i.e "How do I start 
KDE from command Line?" and the system takes their question and searches 
our database and builds a flowchart system to guide them through their 
problem by asking them questions in return. IE" Have you typed startx?" 
and so on and so forth until they find their solution.  If the system 
doesn't help them, then they can post it on our forum, mailing list 
(coming soon) or email support@knowhownet.net and one of the 15 techs I 
have hired will find their answer and email it back to them.  We will do 
all of this for free.  We build open source software as well, and it will 
soon be available at knowhownet.net/downloads when the site is complete.  
We just threw up a basic site to kind of get our name out there and to 
start helping people.

As far as "We are pleased to announce" I just like to get people's 
attention, but we are very please to announce it.  I hate seeing children 
that do not have the technology to help them learn.  Our local 
superintendent has been fighting us lately.  At the last board meeting he 
said "Technology will never affect a child's ability to get a high quality 
education."  I jumped all over him for that and decided to run for school 
board next year.  BTW, I just turned 21 last weekend, so it always catches 
people off guard.

I didn't set the company up as non-profit though, it is incorporated.  I 
do appreciate your generous offer of adding us to your links though.

Thanks Again


On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, Christopher Reed wrote:

> Jon,
> Hi. Great story.
> I am very interested in  the "We are pleased to announce" in your
> initial statement. 
> I took a look at www.knowhownet.net to see more information about you
> guys but it was a bit limited. I would love to learn more about the
> great work you are doing and get you on our beneficiary list if you
> receive donations. 
> -Chris

Jon Adam
The KnowHow Network
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