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

> 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.

Good to hear.  What's your URL and I'll check it out.

2 million hits.  Man I think we got 4000 last month, but we have done no 
advertising.  I am thinking about running some TV ads on NBC, and we are 
talking with Tech TV about getting some ads run on there as soon as it is 
done.  We set a launch date of march 1 of next year for this to all be 
completed.  I would really  like to hear more about your project though, 
so if you will send me your URL, I'll check it out.



> Michael
> 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
> >
> >Jon
> >
> >
> >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
> >President
> >The KnowHow Network
> >www.knowhownet.net
> >What Would You Like to Know?
> >
> >
> >

Jon Adam
The KnowHow Network
What Would You Like to Know?