[Coco] RE: [Color Computer] PDF/DjVu
roger at newfoal.com
Tue Jul 19 01:15:25 EDT 2005
At 11:34 PM 7/18/2005, you wrote:
>If you sign up as a "customer" at
>http://www.musicheadproductions.org/store you can sign up for the
>newsletter and insure you will not be missed on all the latest news! The
>project will take a bit of time (6 months or more) to be completed so I
>hope you are a patient being. Be assured that I am spending at least 2 to
>3 hours a day on Rainbow related work.
Will those who volunteer their time to this project be compensated later,
and if so, what would 6 months of help be worth?
The reason I ask is that a while back I asked to hire a person or persons
to help put together a C compiler for Portal-9 using source code that is
already available on the web, and I got some negative comments from people
who valued their time preciously and thought I was being riduculous with my
offer. The result of my asking for help with a C compiler was a total
failure, especially after tons of posts were made about how much minimum
wage would have added up to over X number of hours of worki. :)
Not only did all this make me feel guilty for asking for work from people
who Do have lives, I ended up giving up and just posting a message on the
web site that we do need a compiler, and I left it at that.
I see that not only have you gotten impressive response for your project,
but people seem to trust you highly considering you're rather new
here. One of my promises many years ago was to always give back to the
CoCo community with everything I create or ask for volunteers for, yet my
long-time established and solid steel presense here didn't have an impact
on my ability to get a single volunteer out of hundreds of onlookers.
I guess my ultimate question here is: who will be lining their pockets with
this product? :)
Anyway, my plans are to purchase this Rainbow on Disc product when it's
done. I never owned near enough Rainbow magazines and I will definately
enjoy stepping back in time to read them.
Also, how did you find and approach Lonnie Falk about this, and did anybody
try this before and get shot down, etc.? I think there have been attempts
in the past from big name CoCo users for getting something out of Lonnie
and they didn't get anywhere (to the best of my knowledge).
Thanks for understanding my questions and comments,
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