|Live Telephone Call-in show||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: fertilezone (fertilezoneebox.oo.net)|
|Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 18:57:40 -0500|
Raines Cohen <coho-L [at] raines.com> Wrote: >I hope somebody is taping or digitizing these shows so we can put 'em on the >website! ann zabaldo <annz [at] libertyvillage.com> Replied: >If you (or anyone else) know how to do this and are willing to do it, we'd >sure be delighted! -- Ann Z. It sounded like a few participants on this phone bridge were using speaker phones. The simplest way to record these shows may be to tape record a speaker-phone that has good sound quality. Copies of tapes might be shared for ship/hand costs, or digitized from the tape recorder. However, even with Mpeg3 compression, digitizing 60 minutes of any audio source may create huge files that are difficult to download. About the Call-in show. I may have been the only non-cohousing observer, but was surprised by the number of people who called in, some of who'm never heard of the cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org list. As an observer, it appeared to me there were several unrelated groups represented at different ends of the country, with many questions for the featured guest, Zev Pais. There was a recurring theme of group / organizational chaos and encounters with lender / investor adversity to cohousing-community financing. However, it appeared to me the universal demand for cohousing is driven by more than a desire for engaging in logistical or group conflict dynamics. Perhaps a critical mass of single and dual-parent families in the US are becoming adverse to the idea of raising families in career- dislocated isolation, and are universally choosing housing options that offer more security, the capability of organized child supervision, or common-house dinners, and a legal structure that can compete for corporate subsidies and lawmaker loyalty. Cohousing could be the next subculture to transcend an environment in the US that has become increasingly toxic to families characterized by career mobility and nomadic corporate- servitude. Regardless of the chosen developer vs community driven construction effort, the creation of a national organization to meet these unique demands may be inevitable. At the moment, it appeared to me that Zev Paiss and The Cohousing Network seemed to be making a formidable effort to meet this demand. Roger Ruhle, ppl [at] oo.net Legal Insurance Broker http://web.oo.net/ppl/ 425/823-3174
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