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Re: <nettime> Who is The World Digested For [x3: Sheetz, Wojcik, Saunder
nettime's_world_system on Thu, 23 Oct 2008 07:32:55 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Who is The World Digested For [x3: Sheetz, Wojcik, Saunders]


     Re: <nettime> Who is The World For
          Dan Sheetz <dan {AT} goodfoodpro.com>
          Michael Wojcik <mwojcik {AT} newsguy.com>
          Barry Saunders <investigativeblog {AT} gmail.com>

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From: Dan Sheetz <dan {AT} goodfoodpro.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Who is The World For
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:25:19 -0500

Interesting.  We are planning on using the same voting engine for  
additional elections and issues, so I will kick that idea around with  
my cohorts.

~
Dan Sheetz
Good Food Productions
312.805.1745

On Oct 22, 2008, at 10:26 AM, chris mann wrote:

> i'm more of an enthusiast for a bicameral system where everyone in  
> the world has five votes which they can spend in the countries of  
> their choice..
> bests
 <...>

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Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 16:30:42 -0400
From: Michael Wojcik <mwojcik {AT} newsguy.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Who is The World For

Dan Sheetz wrote:

> With this in mind, we have created TheWorldFor.com, an interactive web  
> site where people all over the world can cast a vote for the next  
> United States President.  We invite all citizens of the world to  
> participate:
> 
> http://www.theworldfor.com

Or, at any rate, all citizens of the world who have the bandwidth for
a Flash-only site and who don't object to using sites that require
Javascript and Flash. I haven't tried loading the Flash movie, since I
don't see any reason to run content from untrusted sources; is it
accessible to, say, unsighted visitors?

I guess there's no way you could create a voting site with HTML.
Or have your Flash candy degrade gracefully.

Look, it's a cute idea (though I doubt it'll have any measurable
effect on how anyone in the US votes; I often wonder what *does*). But
if you're explicitly offering it to everyone, it ought to be suitable
for everyone.

-- 
Michael Wojcik
Micro Focus
Rhetoric & Writing, Michigan State University

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From: Barry Saunders <investigativeblog {AT} gmail.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Who is The World For
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 09:18:33 +1100

Pity we can't vote in the Chinese elections. Oh, wait...

Barry Saunders
Producer // Editor // Researcher
Mob: 0434 942 606
Skype: barry_saunders
Http://barrysaunders.com

On 22/10/2008, at 21:04, "Heiko Hansen" <heiko {AT} hehe.org> wrote:

> "There comes a time, when we hear a certain call
> When the world must come together as one
> There are people dying, and it's time to lend a hand.
> To America the greatest gift of all
> We can't go on, pretending day by day
> That someone somewhere will soon make a change
> We are all part of God's great big family
> And the truth, you know that Obama is all we need
 <...>

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