Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Internet accessibility, a new working group?
From: evy brown
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:38:06 -0700
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

Antonio,
Anyone is free to have a look at whistlewatch.org to review some articles I've written discussing the cause and my view of the positive outcomes and possibilities.  I'm impressed with the level of problem solving in real time. In my opinion, you've created mobile think tanks & brain trusts.  Someone should be looking at the long term benefits being created and the downside.

I also wrote about obstacles and naysayers you will encounter.  It's important that when you are implementing policies, procedures, rules, systems, etc., you get professional assistance and solicit a wide range of opinions through inclusion.  Otherwise, you will appear to have excluded a significant group.  That weakness can be used against your efforts.   

How do you reach those groups?  Forming collaborations with nonprofits is a great way to educate.  Union support.  I'm looking for an intern and believe many nonprofits and companies might need same.  University alumni is another channel.  Cooperating with traditional media.  Reaching out as you've done is generating a lot of interest.  Create jobs by looking at every problem as an opportunity to solve it and only people solve problems. 

I hope you have historians at each and every intelligence port.  The work could be thesis publications and books.  Don't miss this chance to show you did all this for better public disclosure interests and public policy.  And don't forget that if you are part of a nonprofit, you too will be subject to the regulations.  Make sure you keep good records.  

Happy to help and consider my comments wisdom from an older owl.
Best,
Evy

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 9:03 PM, Antonio Serna <antonio@muserna.org> wrote:
Hi Evy,
Thanks for your email. I'm going to start a new email thread with your concern for others to follow since I think the topic of internet accessibility is VERY important.

Perhaps you or someone you know would like to help set up a working group for this purpose? (Back a few weeks a group for net-neutrality was forming but I've not been following their progress.) Maybe someone else in this group can help?


Best,
Antonio
[NYCGA Internet Committee]
[NYCGA Arts & Culture Committee]


On 10/10/11 11:01 PM, evy brown wrote:
> Hello,
> May I offer a little assistance.  It fast becoming impossible to keep up
> with the number of emails.  Some people have disabilities and people
> without the means of a computer should be kept in the loop.
>
> Further, the discussions/requests/notices are becoming rather closed
> with only people who understand the technical side of your cause.
>
> Do you have an outreach group who is considering the impact on those who
> cannot follow all internet discussions?
>
> Best,
> Evy> --
>
>
>
> Evelynn Brown, J.D., LL.M
> Chief Executive Officer
> The Brown Center for Public Policy
>       Ethics in Business Institute
>       Whistlewatch.org
>
>
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Evelynn Brown, J.D., LL.M
Chief Executive Officer
The Brown Center for Public Policy
     Ethics in Business Institute
     Whistlewatch.org

 
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