Archive for 2003
I’d like to talk about PayPal here, because it’s used by so many folks nowadays, but also because I believe it’s pretty reliable and we’ve been using it to handle our online donations for a while now. So I can give you the benefit of some short experience here.
Where do you find ethics?
I’m looking right now at how we can begin building a “curriculum” for ethics and peace. Not exactly what you expect the CTO to be doing, but we have to start somewhere. To me the word curriculum means a course of study and does not connote solely that you’re attending some school or course – it is a very broad concept for me. People study things all the time, in their daily lives, and we want to make it easier for people of all ages to think about, and study, ethics and peace.
Sharing data and sharing services
Non-profit organizations generally have to make-do with fewer resources than so-called for-profit corporations, isn’t that right?. It certainly seems like it’s impossible to get venture capital for non-profits, so it almost goes without saying that non-profits should share resources whever their goals are aligned. Nobody should have to reinvent what another organization has spent precious resources developing.
Putting “dynamic” content into every web site.
I’d guess that upwards of 90% of the web sites around today have more-or-less static content. They’re maintained by folks who use DreamWeaver or GoLive or FrontPage to build HTML pages which they then upload to their server. Nothing wrong with that, of course.