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


I know how it feels.  I started the General Education Online project when I
was 18.  It's now grown to (a projected) 2 million + webhits this year from
around 20,000 back in 1995.

At 12:52 PM 7/11/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>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
>What Would You Like to Know?