[Freedombox-discuss] Network effect
On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 4:37 AM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
<dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> On 03/24/2011 01:51 PM, ian at churchkey.org wrote:
>> On 03/21/2011 04:41 PM, Paul Gardner-Stephen wrote:
>>> The challenge is to make it "grand-mother proof", and more than that,
>>> actually attractive to a grand-mother.
>> Just to pull one of these mentions out at random (sorry for picking on
>> you Paul) my grandmother does tech support for most of my family. If we
>> want to really build for people beyond our mailing list, we might want
>> to avoid dismissing them with age and gender biases.
> Thank you for pointing this out, Ian. ?I agree wholeheartedly.
> It's not just about "people beyond our mailing list" either -- it's
> about whether this mailing list *itself* wants to be "boys-only" or not.
> I'm not a fan of boys-only spaces or of language that perpetuates them.
Apologies for any offence caused.