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Sunday 1 Sep 2002

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 Sunday 1 Sep 20022002-09-01 18:38
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A new newciv.org website layout has been in progress since the last couple of months. Quite a considerable amount of work that is, as there are several hundred pages, as it needs to end up considerably more simple and usable than today. But it is looking very promising. Danny Caudillo is doing the graphical design.

  • Fuel-cell batteries are taking a bit longer to come to market than expected, but apparently around 2004 they would enter normal use. A fuel cell converts hydrogen to electricity without burning it, just by letting it go through a certain kind of mebrance. Sounds like magic, and it should produce batteries with 10 times the capacity of what is available today.

  • Meanwhile, Ford apparently [link] their electrical car project. Most car makers seem to focus on hybrid cars, rather than purely electrical cars, in the near future.

  • Yesterday I spent at a seminar with Al Joy called "Beyond the Matrix". Rather mind blowing, and very personal, and I can't really say much about it. Other than that I meet very, very few people who recognize what I'm about, even after knowing me for years, and it is marvelous to meet a stranger who's capable of figuring you out right away.

    Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
    ask yourself what makes you come alive.
    And then go and do that.
    Because what the world needs
    is people who have come alive.
    --Harold Whitman

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    2 Sep 2002 @ 00:23 by jazzolog : Social ReDesign
    I take it Danny Caudillo is not an NCN member. Could you tell us what part the NCN Site Development WorkGroup is playing in the project? Could you also list the names of those WorkGroup members, in case they represent the membership in some way? Of course, I'm grateful for the work you're doing.


    I had done a search on Danny Caudillo at People, but I used quotation marks around the name---as I do with other search engines. Apparently you don't need to use that technique here; his Profile is revealed when you don't put in quote marks.  

    2 Sep 2002 @ 00:50 by ming : Site
    Yeah, he's an NCN member, and has been at some of the local L.A. events. See {member:dazepro|his profile}. Well, he's a teenager and he was testing the system, so it doesn't necessarily tell you a whole lot.

    The NCN Site Development Workgroup, despite its misleading name, is not playing any part in this. We're being attentive to the various suggestions that have been brought up, of course.  

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