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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.
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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