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Re: Rhizome needs to drop its membership fee andfree its content


hey m.

well, only indirectly m.

to maintain equilibrium, servers are supported by the served. thus has it
been, in one form or another, since ancient times.

you'll pay a few quid to visit the cinema or a gallery. why should this be any
different?

r.

marc <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org> wrote:

> Hi Richard,
>
> With respect - the comments before actually were about net art, about
> part of its potential 'existing' future - how it will be seen by other
> people other than Rhizome's current members, and contributors. It is a
> very important issue for many net artists around the world - and yes, it
> does get tedious...but not because the all the 'many' people who are
> trying to be heard keep discussing it, but because nothing is ever done
> about it...by those who can do something about it.
>
> T.Whid is right in bringing it up - he's not being a whinger. In fact,
> he's definately one of the most dedicated Rhizome users here - so let
> his voice and other voices be heard, it's important.
>
> marc
>
>
>
> >Rob Myers <robmyers@mac.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>Paid membership has two advantages:
> >>
> >>1. It keeps trolls and spammers at bay.
> >>2. It provides a revenue stream. Servers don't pay for themselves.
> >>
> >>How is it proposed that a costless Rhizome would keep or replace these
> >>advantages?
> >>
> >>- Rob.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >yep, that's the first reply to this thread i've read that makes any sense.
> and
> >the shortest too [i think].
> >
> >y'all could have earned $5 each in the time you've taken to bandy this ball
> >back and forth. more probably.
> >
> >can we get back to the net.art now people?
> >
> >r.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >+
> >-> post: list@rhizome.org
> >-> questions: info@rhizome.org
> >-> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
> >-> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> >-> visit: on Fridays the Rhizome.org web site is open to non-members
> >+
> >Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> >Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>

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Re: Rhizome needs to drop its membership fee andfree its content


Rob Myers <robmyers@mac.com> wrote:

> Paid membership has two advantages:
>
> 1. It keeps trolls and spammers at bay.
> 2. It provides a revenue stream. Servers don't pay for themselves.
>
> How is it proposed that a costless Rhizome would keep or replace these
> advantages?
>
> - Rob.

yep, that's the first reply to this thread i've read that makes any sense. and
the shortest too [i think].

y'all could have earned $5 each in the time you've taken to bandy this ball
back and forth. more probably.

can we get back to the net.art now people?

r.

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