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  •  Space By Mail (1+ / 0-)
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    Compound F

    Ever since I saw images collaged together by NASA's JPL in California, downloaded across the Internet in about 1990, I've been telling people in government and NASA that they should mail slideshows to every American home.

    For >$100M, they could send a few DVDs to every American home (105M) with hilights of the past couple of years of space exploration and engineering. Pay some celebrity mouthpiece like Tom Hanks to narrate a script written by some popular science educator - as long as it can be turned off. Homes with broadband Internet could opt out of the mail, or choose their own hilights. Preferably in the September or October before each Congressional election. We'd see Congressmembers and candidates scrambling to take credit for that. And we'd probably see more people getting DVD players and Internet connections, too.

    And we'd definitely all see a lot more pictures of the greatest show (seen) on Earth. And probably a lot fewer people trying to give all the credit to an imaginary superbeing they're trying to hand over the government to.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 06:13:40 PM PST

    •  I'm sure passive repositories (0+ / 0-)

      have done better than ever with the internet; however, an active effort such as you suggest would be much more effective, educational, and frankly rewarding to the taxpayers.

      We don't have time for short-term thinking.

      by Compound F on Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 06:21:58 PM PST

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      •  Combo for Everyone (0+ / 0-)

        The best way would be a DVD that includes HTML pages with links that point to a website. A feature to make your own slideshow by just clicking on images in the library, cranking out a URL we can email to our friends. Definitely worth the $100M, especially if it's only $50M a year.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 07:50:31 PM PST

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