The "Can/Do" gap [was: Re: [aprssig] Part 3/3: Updating APRS Clients (Consumer Needs)]
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Wed Jan 16 05:05:30 CST 2008
I *love* what I read below...
----- Original Message ----
From: Brian Webster <bwebster at wirelessmapping.com>
"While there may be symbols, shapefiles, etc to do
things...the fact is that few (if any) APRSers
are doing it consistently.
<>I wonder why?
Because as Bob has always said, most APRS users
never learned how...
Most people don't realize that you can also ...
I also think there is a large majority of hams
that would rather
follow or be told what to do
and not necessarily take initiative.
Embedded in innocently shared thoughts are calls for action. There is a small number of folks who are "do"ing. Bob obviously is. Wes is, too (he let me tour his SaaS-based (web-based, for those of us with roots in the 1990's <g>) incident database system, which is great! Out of some 20,000 APRS users out there, there must be others, too.
Here's a "can" item. What "can" we do to get the "do"ers networked together to assemble a "do" plan...a plan that would teach a consistent APRS-feature exploiting service-providing methodology that meets the needs of the EFR (as *they* define them)?
What are your (general list membership's) thoughts on the question above?
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