Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: Proposal from radio team
From: micah anderson
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:34:25 -0400
To: White Hat <whitehatoccupywallst@yahoo.com>, "globalrevolutionmedia\@googlegroups.com" <globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com>

On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:26:19 -0700 (PDT), White Hat <whitehatoccupywallst@yahoo.com> wrote:

i was initially a fan of the conference call route and did some work
on it with ian, but i think radio is "lower tech" and more reliable
and scalable (phones calls can eat minutes and speaker phone are
ineffective in the din of zuccotti).  teleconference is more suited
for people in disparate locations (e.g. among occupies).

I have to agree. As a device for audio its totally overkill and not
suited for the types of audio needed in the environment we are working
with, not to mention the difficulties with scaling and handling
mute/unmute coordination, getting everyone on the call and suffering
through all the people dropping in and out. It seems an unweildy stretch
for the tech. Everyone chews through minutes and then needs to charge
their cell phone. A GA that lasts from 7pm until 2am is not unheard of,
5 hours on a cell phone does not seem like a fun solution, and I can't
imagine watching an entire movie with a cell phone next to my head
(although the heat might be nice)

micah
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