Basic Logistics

F. Basic Logistics
1. A New, Clean Work Space On The Web
The web is overflowing with surf-able but not necessarily workable information. The free and loose form of the world wide web infrastructure is ideal for the flow of public inquiry and dialogue that hallmarks the internet. There is a need, however, for some more controlled forms of web communication where business relationships and outcomes are at risk. PACT-WORKS. provides a new “sectored” work space on the web and a unique set of interlocutory (coordinating) services that virtually segregate the “surfing” web from the “working” web. Our objective is to make that new space open, uncluttered, well defined and thoroughly exploitative of the web’s potential.
2. An Inter Web Site System
PACT-WORKS is an inter-web site system. All subscriber have web sites that house their own data and or the multi media files required by the pact for controlled publication. PACT-WORKS supplies each subscriber with :
a. On-line application software that the subscribers use to define, activate and update their own pact subscriptions
b. On-line application software to enter and maintain repository data and to build links to data and files in the subscriber’s existing data bases
c. A subscriber site repository to hold the subscribers data
d. Subscriber’s site Information Manager software program that controls outside access and facilitates publication of the subscribers data and multi media files to other subscribers and the general public
e. A set of user tools for generally working the web and maximizing PACT-WORKS advantages
f. A set of services that emanate from PACT-WORKS/ own web site servers, that:
(1) Manage the pacts
(2) Control identity of pact subscribers
(3) Monitor the quality of subscriber information
(4) Monitor conformance to pact agreements
(5) Automatic backup of templates, supporting data and files
(6) Automatically notify subscriber management & agents of their respective site info conditions
(7) Automatically generate and hand off special pact transactions.

The Local Model

Local Pact Agents.
Some larger subscribers prefer to have their pact template activation and maintenance work done by a third party. Pact-Works will train local and regional web presence providers for training in pact maintenance. Subscribers can also have their in-house web presence departments trained in pact support.
Subscriber Web Site Hosting
Specially priced site hosting programs for professionals, very small businesses, and organizations are available through a network of third party hosting services familiar with Pact-works practices.
(3) Subscriber, User & Content Verification Checks
Some pacts may require regular verification of identity claims and information content.
(4) Credentials Support
(a) Trade and Industrial Associations
(b) Trade and Industrial Publishers
(c) Web Portals
(d) Journal Publishers
(e) Colleges, Universities and Societies
(f) Credit Reporters

(5) The Pact Facilitators
(a) Pact-Works is a pact development & operations facilitator
(b) Special Third Party Search Engines are being developed in concert with special pact search needs.
4. Pact Concerns
a. Issues Of Identity
The identities of sponsors, subscribers, users and third parties are of great importance to each pact. Individual and organization identity requirements vary from pact to pact. Our Identity Control System is based upon data templates that are structured to present multiple perspectives of each subscriber. It is assumed that 1 person or organization could participate in many pacts with many different identity templates. Our identity profiles are very flexible, are heavily indexed and are linked to third party search enginers credential services. The goal is to simply:
(1) Assure that all parties are who they say they are.
(2) Make all parties easy to search for and find on the web.
(3) Provide for additional increments of credibility support for those who require it.
(4) Provide controlled/secure access to the pact information located on each site
b. Issues Of Quality
The quality of the web based information is not just an issue for those concerned with e-tail, e-bank or e-investment transactions. Any person, business or organization that wants to take advantage of the web’s potential for seamless business communications and work simplification must face the fact that controlling Authorship, Accuracy, Access and Action-ability of information is a pre requisite. And now, with global connection and information coming and going to across the world to friends and strangers alike, controlling the 4 A’s is 4 times more difficult. That is, unless you have an intermediary like Pact-Works working for you.
c. Issues Of Transition
For example, business in the 1960’s was self-centered. With proper preparation, everything could be controlled from inside the company walls. Nothing had to leave the company but the customer’s order.
Those company walls are all but gone, but the need to confidently move information from work center to work center and person to person is still here. Only, soon, the work centers and the people will be spread across the regional community and the world. And the jobs that were once done by one company in pursuit of a single customer’s order are now to be shared by many geographically dispersed companies sometimes working with each other for the first time.
It is also not hard to see that all business relationships will not be handled in the same way. On the contrary, we are and will continue to be overwhelmed by the size of the job and our lack of time as we deal with the disparity of people, intentions, transactions and the serendipitous problem solvings to be handled along the way.
Today, just like in the ‘60’s, the fate of the customer’s order relies on practical systems of collaboration. All systems rely on the mutual confidence of all parties in each other and in the results of the system. Successful communication of the right information to the right people at the right time is the most visible evidence that collaboration is working. New web based collaboration with forces inside or outside the company is no different. No one has yet worked out every global standard we will need for local, regional, national and international collaboration. Until then, we have the business of today, the web of today and the need to collaborate right now with other companies and resources as though they were just steps away.
This, then, is the basic objective of every PACT-WORKS program: We facilitate quality information, identity and agreement in pursuit of simple and complex collaboration between people and organizations located anywhere in the reach of the world wide web.

The Global Model

D. The Global Model
There is much talk about “going global”. Exactly what it will mean to be “global” is still up for grabs. PACT-WORKS is focused on the knowledge of what humankind has experienced and learned about “practical transition” from one state of being to another. PACT-WORKS is designed to anticipate how people and organizations will need to operate between now and the time they become totally globalized. Our business model begins outside the box with strategies that make some broad assumptions:
1. Human beings are experts at:
a. Learning
b. Collecting and distributing knowledge
c. Creating and applying (tools) technology
d. Assigning and accepting values
e. Operating old agendas and creating new agendas.
2. Fulfilling agenda’s takes up time, consumes human/natural resources and always requires newly advanced technologies.
3. The economic pie is not finite. It expands, as does our knowledge of the universe.
4. There is always more technology on the shelf than in use.
5. We must anticipate a time when there are more agendas and jobs than people to fill them.
E. The Pact Framework
1. The Pact Information Components
a. The Thesauri
The collected and recorded words and phrases made significant by a specific pact.
b. The Pact Issues
The specific issues at the heart of a pact and how these issues are affected by the pact’s control over the creation and communication of information.
c. The Objectives
d. The Security
The security of pact data in repository, in transit and in matters of eligibility for access by individuals and organizations
e. The Agreements/Practices
The agreement between pact subscribers as to how their people are to work together in the use, care and release of the quality information that brings them together.
f. The Web Sector
g. The Identity Profiles
h. The Data Templates
i. The Documents & Multi Media
j. The Hand-Offs And Transactions
The generation and channeling of transactions between subscribers pursuant to information circumstances defined by the pact..
k. The Monitoring Program
Pact Works has a continuing responsibility for managing each unique web based information exchange. Monitoring involves the control of conditions under which information is brought together, the purposes for which it is to be used and the methods of its access and distribution as well as the content quality.
l. The Subscriptions
2. The Pact Population
a. Individual People
b. Individual Organizations
c. Sectors
Sectors are short and long term groupings of real and potential collaborators. A pact sector cuts across the standard spectrum of web and industrial communities to carve out and unite people and organizations that have a pact-specific, long or short-term common cause. As there are millions of issues in the world, there is the potential for millions of pacts. People and organizations are not limited to one or a few sectors and they may leave sectors behind and return to them as they evolve their operating identities.
3. The Pact Roles
a. Pact Sponsors
Sponsors are the original motivators of a specific pact. They may continue on, after a pact is operational as a pact board of directors, if required and afforded by the pact.
b. The Pact Subscribers
Subscribers are our clients. They pay for and utilize our services in order to effectively collaborate with each other. In doing so, they subscribe to their own agreement or “pact” that defines the benefits and the roles of mutual commitment.
c. The Pact Users
Users are the individual people who reach into the pacts for the specialized information and communications tools that empower them to do their jobs and succeed in their objectives.
d. The Pact Third Parties
Third parties are the many independent resources that may be brought in to service a pact.

Will Pact Works Work?

A. PREFACE
We are interested in developing two generic businesses. The first centers upon maintenance and distribution of certain high quality web based content. The second is centered upon providing web based, inter-mediation services. Our objective is to develop the two businesses symbiotically.
The challenge lies in properly sequencing the development of operating infrastructure, the collection, maintenance and protection of content/practices and the presentation of marketing messages.
Our goal is to be profitable before reaching critical mass and to be extremely profitable and leveragable upon reaching critical mass.
Our two businesses models (#1:Web Content #2: Web Intermediation Services) come together in the facilitation and servicing of agreements between legal entities (organizations and individuals)
B. The Pact Works

Our name is The Pact-Works. We are originators and facilitators of web enabled operating information and practices. We make powerful things happen for all types of companies, organizations and individual people. We make serious, custom, collaborations between diverse peoples and organizations possible, if not an every day occurrence. We do this on the web with a unique collection of empowerment tools and services brought to our clients in the form of action agreements called “Web Pacts”.
C. A Web-Pact Is:
1. An operating agreement that can be designed to last a day, a month, a year or several lifetimes.
2. A web enabled, external (outside the box) framework for real, operating collaborations between independent business entities
3. A set of reinvented business practices for transitioning organizations to a global operating perspective.
4. Access to operating & marketing communications for organizations that require 24 hour, 7 days per week sharing of current, accurate and efficiently presented information from sources outside their traditional control.
5. A bringing together of tens, hundreds or thousands of organizations and individuals into simple or complex relationships that are easy to plan, activate, use, alter and control.
6. A path to new forms of productivity and cost reduction that exist out side the box of 20th century business thinking.
7. A outline for reinventing ways to use people, talents and world resources.
8. A way of operating business for the 21st century that is premised on the necessity of sponsoring, facilitating and adapting to change.

The Original Interlocutory Services

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I. Introduction The Model

A. People Pushing Messages To Other People For People Causes

1. Through the contemporary media

2. Using the contemporary production values

3. Using one or more beliefs that some things are being communicated

4. Using one or more beliefs that the communication preserves or accomplishes something.

B. Assumptions

1. People will listen

2. People will remember

3. People will act or not act

C. Also Aassumes

1. People can learn

2. People must learn

D. What do people learn?

1. Control: “If this, then this” (with varying levels of complexity)

E. Control Over What?

1. Living (doing) in the world

F. New Crop Of Learners every month

G. Opportunity

1. Developing the messages

2. Finding the proper people (Those for which the messages has value)

3. Getting the message to the proper people

4. Improving Taxonomy

5. Improving the media

II. The Enterprise Mechanism

A. A Modern, Exciting View Of People In Motion

B. Opening Event: World Wide Web Scavenger Hunt

1. Orchestrated Trips to Web sites for entertainment, opportunity, personal accomplishment and GNP.

2. Local

3. Local Commerce

a. Regional Search Engine

b. Regional Prodexx

4. Supporting Local GNP

a. New Businesses

b. New Jobs

c. New Investment

C. Event And Activity Based

1. Personal

2. Family

3. Work Group

4. Team

5. All ages

6. Multiple GNP’s

D. Premises.

1. Make web sites: useful, interesting, provocative, informative, fun, rewarding and truly communicative.

2. A major portal for personal development

3. Intro to the web

4. Information: answers to questions

5. Build and coordinates personal knowledge

6. Opening up individual opportunity.

7. Making room in the world for more diverse but collaborating peoples

E. HERETOFOR: THE PAGES

1. UNCLUTTERED

2. WHY ARE YOU HERE?

3. BUILD A SEARCH:

F. Participant WWW Tools

1. SNIP MASTER

a. To collect personal game results

(1)                      Submit game results

b. Collect Incons (personal collection mgr)

(1)                      Questions
(2)                      Links
(3)                      Collectable
(a)     Print a page at a time on 1 inch square press apply labels
(b)     Submit trans record for points

c. Pickup Graphics

d. Pickup Text

e. Pickup Data

2. PERSONAL INTERLOCUTOR

a. Convert and pass data to other software packages

(1)                      Auto create name address in contact package

3. PERSONAL AUDIT

a. Secret Keeper (encrypted)

(1)                      Personal data
(2)                      Credit Cards
(3)                      Cred Card Notification

b. Buyer: Initiate E-commerce purchases

(1)                      collect shopping trans history

c. Banker

(1)                      keeps on-line credit/points balance

4. PAGE FINDER

a.

5. SEARCH POSER

a. Search & Research Lesson Kit

(1)                      Explains searching

b. Gathers Personal Search Criteria

c. Helps form the desired search

d. Tells the user what specific engines can give them based upon, based upon the criteria entered

e. Orientates the user to the task and potential that lies ahead for them

f. Saves each search, its results and personal evaluation as history of prior searches

g. Permits ongoing experiment with 1 or more active searches

h. Builds a profile l

6. OPINION POSTER

7. TIMES MONITOR

G. Special Programs

1. Interlocution Services

a. Area: Local, State, Regional, Federal, International etc.

b. Public Concern

c. Business Concern

2. International translation

3. Incremental philanthropy

4. Special Site Sponsorship

a. Education

b. Public Awareness

c. On-line libraries

5. Special Access to Pay sites or private sites via a sponsor’s page

6. Books: download to a hand held reader

a. 2 opposing LCD screens forming a book

(1)                      Stand Alone, Battery Op, Light weight
(2)                      Looks like a bound book when closed
(3)                      Pages (screens) meet tightly, afford 2 page graphic display
(4)                      Several Sizes
(5)                      Eyeglasses for outside reading
(6)                      Switch to eyeglass display
(7)                      Reading & Display only
(8)                      Attachable to standard PC
(a)     Searchable
(b)     Selectable
(c)      Difficult to copy in total
(d)     You can login to a site and copy graphics etc for a fee
(9)                      Attach to WWW Site for reading source materials

b. CD

c. D-Stick

H. Client Site Tools

1. Library Page

2. Prodexx Data Page

3. International Library Link

4. Industry PR Link

5. Industry News Link

I. New Players

1. Local Search Engine

a. Local Prodexx

b. Local PR

c. Local Mall Sites

(1)                      Local Shopping Coops

2. Local Directory

3. Keyword

4. Active Word searches controlled locally

a. Local Site acts like folder of local sies

b.

5. Modus

a. Prodexx Data Page

(1)                      Login: Enter data have it reviewed

III. Glossary Under Construction

A. Basic Knowledge And Entertainment

1. The context

a. Hunting

b. Learning

c. Testing

d. Organizing Knowledge

2. The activity: Events

a. Trips

b. Scavenger Hunts

c. Rallies

d. Courses

e. Learnathons

f. Job hunts

g. One Of A Kind Hunts

3. The participants

a. Individuals

b. Small Groups

c. Families

d. Businesses

4. The Clients

a. Have Web Sites

b. Sponsor Events

c. Provide Prizes

d. Sponsor Libraries

(1)                      Industrial
(2)                      Topics

e. Build opportunities for people

5. High Stakes

a. Games for selected good customers

b. Run off Games for previous winners

c. Vendors submit invitations to good customers.

6. Open Game/Closed Game

a. Access to site game H&N Game Page can be limited to registered players or unregistered

7. Trophy (scavenger icon)

8. Prize

9. Register

a. Email Addr, Entrant Name

b. Entrant Type: Family, Kid,

c. For: Fun, Profit, Charity,

d. Charity name: must be registered. Local charities confirmed by local authorities etc.

10. Hunt/trip Record:   Submit Hunt Play Results to HTL while on line

11. Shop Smart

a. Participant’s software

(1)                      snip
(2)                      Multiple cred cards encrypted
(3)                      Auto receipt
(4)                      Invoice pickup
(5)                      Return Notification

IV. Viewed As Basic Relations

A. We Send Out Invitations

B. Modus Operandi

1. Participant Enlists self or is enlisted

2. Registers…

C. Basic Learning Mechanism

1. Products

a. Learning Trip

b. Scavenger Hunt

c. Contest

d. Quizz

D. Basic Objects

1. CGI’s/ Trip or Hunt Icons

2. Client Site

a. Prodexx Page

(1)                      A Page to learn from
(a)     Company
(b)     Product
(c)      Cause
(d)     Education
(e)      Play
(f)       Earn Bank Credits
(g)     Win Prizes
(2)                      A Page to specially designed (standards)
(3)                      Theme Library Page…on our site or theirs
(a)     Prodexx Page audited or un audited…they log in, pay and supply page data & logo

b. Scavenger Icon

c. Trip Map

d. Extended national/international trip

3. Participant

a. As an individual

b. As a family

c. As a national or local charity

4. Context

a. Web

b. Advertisers

c. Givers of tropgy credits

d. Trip Coordination site

e. Trip Portal

5. We build trips

a. Local

b. Regional

c. Topical

d. Children’s

e. Adult

6. Enlisting Participants

a. Cable Ads

7. Playing equipment

a. Snip

b. Monitor the computer for tech ability to access, view, hear and download from the internet

c. Home Shopping cart

d. Small Bal Bank Account

e. Personal record of On Line Credit card use

8. Prizes

a. Points

b. Credits

c. Awards

d. Trophies

e. Merchandise

f. Discounts

g. Access to special saleswhat it can

9. Prize Delivery

a. Nat’s mfgr/Local vendor…pick up

b. Local Scavenger Hunt Center

c. Cable Competition

d. Throw local parties

V. Viewed As: HereToFor

A. Teaching Company

B. Entertainment Company

C. Taxonomy Company

D. Public Interest Company

E. Promotions Company

F. E-Commerce Promotion Company

G. Polling Company

VI. Viewed As: Presentation

A. The Participant’s & His/Her Trip Page

1. Selectable

a. Appearance: Neat, Simple Calm

b. Sound:

(1)                      Music: Jazz. Hip Hop, classical, None etc pick your
(2)                      Voice: backgroundCluttered

c. Essence: Loud or soft fast/slow/ cluttered, simple, dizzying

B. Themes

1. Quiz Themes

a. College Entrance Exam preparation

b. Book based…test…on content

c. Topic Based

d. Training Based

2. Hunt themes

3. Shop Themes

4. The Neighborhood

VII. Viewed As: Event Load Control

A. Load Balance

1. It manages the trophy icons on the client sites

2. It manages what will be communicated to the site screen when the icon is pressed

3. It manages where the participant goes next

4. It manages how long it takes for hunt incident to take place

5. It could load balance a particularly large hunt

B. Execution

C. Post Production

VIII. Advertising Opportunities

A. No Banner but Thank the sponsor

B. Company logos collections on entry report

C. Collect company logos for fun

IX. Viewed As: Strategic Partnerships

A. On-Line Small credit banks

B. Snip Software

C. Personal acctg

1. Points earned and where spent

2. Curr Balance

3. Offers from mfgrs suppliers etc…

D. Personal shopper records (add on to snipp)

1. Receipts from e commerce///audit trail

E. Video SW

F. Sound SW

G. Browsers

H. ISP…Port

I. Cgi’s

X. Stuff

SNIPSOFTWARE.COMOLD 16 BIT KNOWIT ALL WITH FIXES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD.   32 BIT BRAND NEW VERSION COMING SOON   TALKED 1/12/99

EMAIL 4/28/99 SAID SNIP HAS HIT A DEAD END…..

CD….GAME…..WWW MAP….SNIP   REGISTER, CHARITY…..KOSOVO RELIEF….

LOCAL CHARITIES: $2 FOR EACH ORIG CD: 50CENYTS PER SIGN UP: CHARITY COLLECTS $5 PER SIGN UP   ENTRY

CD HAS SPECIAL COPY OF SNIP

REGISTER ONE DAY AND GET SW ACTIVATED WITH REGISTRATION #

AND SUBMIT ENTRY UPON COMPLETION OF THE HUNT?

INVOLVE A E-BANK TO….BUY 1 PIECE OF CHEAP STOCK… 25% DISC ON THE WAY….SITES WE SELECT…..SIGHTS PARTICIPANTS SELECT

GET PARTICIPANTS TO GET SIGHTS REGISTERED….WEEKLY TALLIES…..MAIN CHARITY, LOCAL CHARITY,

SPONSORING SIGHTS…..

PARTICIPATING SIGHTS…….

OVER 14 DAYS….TRY TO SMOOTH OUT WHEN PEOPLE ARE ON-LINE….

CHILDREN’S TIME (ROUND)

ADULT TIME/ROUND

INSOMNIAC TIME/ROUND

QUICKIE HERE AND THERE..

RULES: CAPTURE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS…CAPTURE INCONS….PRESS ICONS TO GET RIDDLES, WORD GAMES, 21 YES NO QUESTIONS,

MUSIC FROM YOUR YOUTH…DO YOU REMEMBER,,,,…

MECHANICS

SNIP TO RECORD GRAPHICS

SNIP TO RECORD ANSWERS…

SCAVENGER THE SIGHTS:

SCAVENGER DIRECTIONS;;;;GO TO: URL   FIND URL   FIND ANSWER TO QUESTION, FIND LINK TO MULTIPLE SIGHTS PICK UP SEALS AND ENTER ANSWERS….

GIVEN: FIND SEAL AND GET ANSWER TO QUESTION ABOUT THE SIGHT….THE CD

PRESS ICON FOR NEXT CLUE….GET PUZZLE PIECES

SUBMIT SNIP REPORT…..

HAVE QUESTIONS ON LINE AT A SPECIFIC MOMENT….REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ANSWER…SNIP CAPTURE ANS WER….SEND

THE WARS: ROUND 1 2 3 4 ETC   NARROW DOWN BY ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR SUBMISSION….

WINNERS ALONG THE WAY….

GETTING IN YOUR TROPHY DUCUMENT

REGISTERING FOR THE HUNT

DISTRIBUTED ICONS….PRODUCE WINNERS ALONG THE WAY….

TROPHY…ICON…PRESS IT…HAS RANDOM RESPONSES….SOME WITH PRIZES.

SITES GIVE POINTS…CONVERTABLE TO WWW SMALL AMT CREDIT BANK…

LEARNING TOURS…

SITES CAN HOUSE OR LINK PEOPLE TO…REFERENCE OR KNOWEDGE CENTERS

SITES BANKS, KNOWLEDGE CENTERS, KNOWLEDGE SPONSORS, PORTAL..KNOWLEDGE

HERE’S YOUR TRIP:   LLEARN, ENTERTAIN, BUY, BROWSE, PLAY, WIN

TEACH, MAKE SIMPLE, ..

SCAVENGER.HUNT.COM

FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL ENTERTAINMENT…

WHERE’S WALDO CHALENGES FOR KIDS

COLLECT JIGSAW PUZZLE PIECES

REGISTER THE

PICTURE THE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

CLICKERS FOR THE KIDS: RADIO CONTROLLED SET…ASK QUESTIONS,,,FIRST PERSON TO CLICK WINS CHANCE TO RESPOND

THE BIG INTERNATIONAL HUNT

CHARITY HUNTS

LESSER HUNTS   TO RESPOND

SKILL HUNTS, INTELLECT, BASEBALL ETC….

RANK ENTRIES….COUNTRY   CITY/PROVINCE STATE SCORES

PRIZES…SKILL, LUCK, ETC RANDOM

FREE PIZZA,   FREE LOCAL MOVIE TICKETS…..MATCH ZIP CODE TO LOCAL BUS ZIP CODE

DONATIONS TO LOCAL INSTITUTIONS ..

SPELLING TESTS…

POINTS…..COLLECTED…

..REGISTERED ENTRY

MAIL OUT, HAND OUT, CHARITY OUT… CD’S

LOAD CD, REGISTER PARTICIPATION OF THE PC……COLLECT AND DONATE POINTS TO SOMEONE ELSE

WIN NET DOLLARS…..SPENDABLE ON NET…..

 

 

XI. Just Stuff

A. Starting Up The Businesses

B. The Regional Experiment

C. Personal Visitor Tool Functions

1. Extract data, reformat it and place it in your personal data base

2. Compile & Sell You Own Demo Graphics

D. Prodexx Pages

E. Notes On The Business Of web Detailing

1. Myths

If the basic metaphor is human learning, what and how are we going to teach. Probably the first thing we should do is to clarify a few myths even as we know that myths are myths because they live on in most of us.

a. We are not the smart leading the stupid to drink.

b. Pandering is inevitable for some but not for all. And we will continue to argue one way or another.

c. Mistakes happen. That’s why there are so many bad movies, laws and cups of coffee. .

d. True artists are found on both sides of town

F. Roles Of Program Packager and Web Detailer

We are Web Production Packagers. Our direct clients are Web Detailers. Our indirect clients are web site owners. Our programs target Web Site Visitors.

We exist in a Web World with other people whose roles can be affected by what we do.

G. Production Values

H. Basic Visitor Functionality

1. Standard

a. Turn on Media

b. Turn on Browser

c. Keyword Search

d. View

e. Listen

f. Chat

g. Register

h. Place Orders

i. Check Personal Accounts

j. Download

k. Email

l. Turn Off Media

m. React Off-line.

2. New

a. Collect & Organize

(1)        Information
(2)        Data
(3)        Graphics
(4)        Sound

b. Research

c. Build a personal portal

d. Vote

e. Build personal demographics

I. Special Events For

1. Families

2. Individual

3. Club Members

4. Organizations

J. Local/Regional Search Engines

1. Better access to local commerce

K. Local/Regional Site Monitoring

1. Up time

2. Search engine viewer

L. Topically Packaged Programs

1. Tours

2. Scavenger hunts

3. Contests

4. Mysteries

5. Lecture Series

6. Short Courses

7. Buying Spree’s

8. Research Exercises

9. Product Hunts

M. Value Exchange Programs

1. Education Points

2. Volunteer Points

3. Cyber Cash

4. Cyber Credit

5. Prize Distribution

6. Web Miles

7. Personal Demographics Exchange

N. Web Causes

1. Isolation Life Lines

2. Self Help

3. Special education

4. Etc…

O. Knowledge Organization

1. Prodexx

P. Special Information

1. Portals

a. As Standard Web Entrée Points

b. As Communities

c. As Temporary Programs

d. As Temporary Events

2. Information Sponsorship

3. World Research Guide

4. Taxonomy Of It All

Q. GNP1,2,& 3 Programs

1. Living through it

2. New Businesses

3. New Jobs

4. Funding

5. Fund Raising

R. E-Commerce

1. Web Business Software

2. Electronic Data Interchange

S. Personal Visitor Tools & Toys

1. Snip

2. Search Poser

3. Credit Book

4. Purchase Trail

5. Health watch

6. Inter-acter

T. Visitor Services

1. PC Assessment

a. On line assessment of visitors computer’s ability to participate

(1)        Power
(2)        Sound
(3)        Video
(4)        Graphics
(5)        Interaction

2. Plug In Directory & Download

3. Etc.

U. Web Communication

1. Software

2. Hardware

3. Web Cinema

V. Web Special Access Programs

W. Interlocutory Service Programs

X. Visitor’s Computer Functionality

Y. Site Owner Functionality

Z. Third Party Products/Services

AA. Independent Forces

1. Strategic Partnering

2. Strategic Association

BB. Strategic Marketing Programs

CC. E-Mail Response

1. Dave Roth

First impression: what you call “packaging opportunities”is all about building relationships. Your new relationship building paradigm – Web Detailing — is difficult for me to get my mind around from a business perspective because it is so conceptual. When we first started talking it sounded like you were headed toward the development of a product or tool set. Now it seems what you’re talking about a service that integrates many existing products — sort of a web experience integrator, which, to over simplify, is merely effective web interactive design — determine what the user wants/needs to do and make that easy to do; provide a context for the locating of information, the purchasing

of a book, the learning process…

Your Packaged Programs are metaphors that an interactive designer might employ to provide his/her target audience (company internal or general public) with that context and provide his/her media designer with inspiration for the visual treatment.

Your Value Exchange Programs are the incentives for click through.

And your Visitor Tools represent the leveraging of existing technology in your development strategy. (I heard yesterday about a new piece of software that allows the user to place electronic sticky notes or post its on a site. Don’t really get how it works yet, but it also fits your relationship building model.)

 

Anyway, just my way of saying that I think I get the kernal of your thinking, but I’m not sure what business opportunity it represents. In other words, every Web page developer should be thinking about this stuff with every individual page s/he creates. But most page building endeavors, like an individual magazine or television show, are considered self-contained experiences, with the exception of the “linking” model, which typically provides no context, just a thread for browsing.

So what is the product or service the Web Detailer offers?

Have a good day.

Dave

 

 

I need the proper words.

Once we start doing what we do….i need to point and say that site was done by a really good web detailer…..this site was not.

We should start with the Web Site Owner…right now he needs something that makes a difference (that makes him different

 

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Finally got to Draft 4. Your preface touched on a lot of the issues I

have with the scope of what you are up to. I’m reminded of how my

scriptwriting instructors kept harping on how you have to be able to

make your pitch in three concise sentences. I find myself trying to

craft those three sentences for myself. I felt closest to the core on

page 10 when I read, “We are Web Production Packagers. Our direct

clients are Web Detailers. Our indirect clients are web site owners. Our

programs target Web Site Visitors. We exist in a Web World with other

people whose roles can be affected by what we do.” Still a little

“heady,” but I begin to get the idea. It’s not an inventor role as much

as it is a broker or facilitator role. But enough about my

understanding or lack there of. I want to provide you with some

constructive input.

 

Here’s my two cents, and that’s about what it’s worth.

 

I need this boiled down. The outline is daunting and all over the map.

Some entries are clearly product/service related, some seem theoretical

in nature; an intellectual treatise on the nature/potential of the web.

The gist of what you seem to be saying is that the Internet is a

boundless and maddening world of information and activities; we need

tour guides. These guides can put together standard tours, custom

tours, prepackaged tours, special events, tours for the whole family,

adults only tours, educational tours, playful tours, self-directed

tours, guided tours, etc. These tours would be designed by cyber guides

or Web Detailers as you call them based on relationships established by

Caris Tours. Am I close? If so, I think your language could be that

simple and make your point.

 

What’s the business model. There are so many potential value exchange

arrangements for something like this that I can hardly begin to

speculate on the model you are headed toward. You’re planning on

bringing together tourists and destinations on the Web. Who will pay

whom when?

 

What’s the business plan? What you are getting at is an interesting

variation of a theme I’ve heard a lot lately. A guy at work just took a

couple of us behind closed doors and shared an idea he thinks is going

to make us all rich that is along these lines but in a very targeted

market. A broker/facilitator thing for business to business. The idea

of bringing order to the chaos is popular right now. Every company we

talk to about an e-commerce implementation says they want to be a

Portal. We have to convince them to stick to what they are good at and

think about cyber relationships they can form to get people to their

sites. Web only brands are experiencing a great deal of success on the

Web–Amazon, e-toy, etc. Brick and mortar brands need to think about

the types of relationships they have built with their customers and

partners on the street and what the proper model is for building similar

relationships in space. Is the key associating with a particular space

(AOL) or community (I-Village)? Or is it pushing your site to your

existiung client base as another sales channel for capturing brand

loyalty? I don’t have a clue.

 

Mundane, I know, but now that I’ve read the “heady” stuff, I’d very much

like to see the Synopsis-Business Plan-Business Model approach spelled

 

Am being of any help? Do I just not get it? Am I just a cold shower on

hot idea? Let me know if you’d like me to keep thinking about this or

if you’d prefer I just butt out.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

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