Newsgroups: ncf.agm96.election,
From: xx673@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Matthew Darwin)
Subject: NCF: public square or easy chair?
Organization: The National Capital FreeNet
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 1996 19:28:23 GMT

Jim Elder (aa456@FreeNet.Carleton.CA) writes:

> Is FreeNet something given _to_ the community (like CompuServe or
> Microsoft Network -- you sign up and consume whatever is provided), or
> is FreeNet something _of_ the community (like a public square -- empty
> until brought to life by visitors)? 

Q1: Which should NCF be in the future, a public square or an easy chair?  

Q2: Is the NCF community a different way of looking at the NCR community
    or is it a community all on its own? 

You may wish to read the following before replying.


From: xx016@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Roy Hooper)
Subject: Paper: Virtually Inevitable
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 06:25:12 GMT

This document may be of interst to some or many of the members of NCF.

Original at

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Roy Hooper - NCF Systems Administrator,,
"Mom!  I let my mind wander and it didn't come back!" - Bill Waterson
Matthew Darwin,