I'm not up on the mechanics of this exactly, but most people have headsets and a lot of people have ipods. Do we have the capability to do podcasts? One ipod could probably run a few sets of headphones if cheap headphone amps could be found. I'm not sure how we would work the microphone thing though. Also it would not be as inviting to passers-by.
I'm actually quite fond of the people's microphone: unifying and fun. It may be that in a huge crowd we could have small groups with headphones dispersed around the crowd to do people's mic on a large scale.
regarding one possible very effective use of money... perhaps a
contest for artists - $100 - $300 award for most powerful graphic or
slogan.. to be used to promote this movement.
also, this may be outrageously expensive... but who knows... maybe a
company sympathetic to cause would be willing to donate old
equipment... or sell deeply discounted...
to get around sound amplification issue, maybe we can use what the
zoo, museums, tour guides and the UN uses.... wireless headsets for
the meetings, debates, special guest speakers, etc.... maybe even have
translator headsets? just did a google search and attached some
links. we would of course need LOTS of these (and a way and procedure
to charge the batteries etc)... but just an idea to help us get around
this important sound amplification issue
or find a translation/interpretor services company that has old
equipment they're willing to donate/sellhttp://www.mfmci.com/sis.htmlhttp://latranslation.com/interpreters/international-conference-call-serviceshttp://www.trustedtranslations.com/translation-services/onsite-interpretation.asphttp://tembua.com/Conferencehttp://www.easyworldnet.com/eng/interpreti.htmlhttp://www.conferencelanguageservices.com/interpreting.htmlhttp://www.axistranslations.com/conference-interpreter.htmlhttp://www.kworks.in/interpretation.htm
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 5:16 AM, Alexa D. O'Brien <firstname.lastname@example.org
> Don't be a retard. The food fund has 15,000 in it. Spare us.
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 8:48 PM, <email@example.com
>> Are flyers really more important than feeding people?
>> On 09/20/11, Alexa D. O'Brien<firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Donate to the wall street occupation email@example.com 347 640 0925
>> Paging Publius. #occupywallstreet has FLYER FUND. DONATEhttp://bit.ly/oo538N
>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 7:47 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> I recently posted a message suggesting that we try to feed the hungry,
>>> but no one seems to have commented on it. If we have $6000, I would like to
>>> suggest the idea one more time. I feel it would amount tom putting our
>>> money where our mouth is.
>>> On 09/20/11, Doug Singsen<email@example.com
>>> Why not use the $6000 in food money for flyers? I believe Justin Wedes
>>> has access to the account.
>>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM, Jon Good <firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>> I was only able to crank out 100, which I left on the table by the front
>>>> of the GA. I'll try and print more once my boss has gone home. Nobody else
>>>> in my office is sympathetic to the occupation so I've got to be sneaky.
>>>> Rock on,
>>>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 2:46 PM, MAd Hatter
>>>>> Who can print flyers? We need thousands.