The WISdomTM 2.01 Proposal
All Goods and/or Services
and RFP for
Open Source Subscription Services
GrowingGood by a Virally
Responsible Business of Consumption
with legitimate Consumer/Member Control
of Producer and Provider Information
Non-Profit Scenario Thinking
Visionary and Practical!
Shopping for Content = Search, ReSearch and Analysis
Navigation Notes:To completely read or overview this short WeBook sequentially, just turn its pages backwards and forwards using the red arrows at the top and bottom of each page. Or the WISdom Proposal may be navigated non-sequentially by means of the Contents "Mini-Section" Links below. The indention levels of these mini-section links produce a hierarchy of inclusiveness/network structured view with access to the proposal elements, and the many self~referential links within the mini-sections themselves enable ad hoc direct entry into the proposal at any mini-section of interest without losing comprehension of this proposal's seamless whole. Readers can be invited via email or other means with pertinent links directly to these mini-sections.Browser Setting Notes:A critical design goal for this website is to provide public entry at appropriate points, and to keep the browser actively clicking around in it until he sees something he likes and decides to read at least a logical part of this proposal. Addressing this goal of turning browsers into readers resulted in a hierarchical by inclusiveness / network organization of this Contents with Overview page that gives a feature-browsing centered "what does this proposal mean to me and mine" Overview of the proposal's Contents without page loads. This approach yielded a similar, but current open internet problem-solving centered view in the "What's the Problem?" Introduction to WISdom page, which can then usefully link directly into the appropriate page mini-sections of the WISdom Proposal that address those problems from the perspectives of the proposed cooperatively owned and operated private network. Emails concerning this proposal can conveniently link or print URLs to appropriate mini-sections.However you choose to access The WISdom Proposal, to maintain a view of context within overall structure and to facilitate proposal related communications the author recommends you keep this page open and maximized, whether overviewing or reading the proposal, using the red arrow spacing as a guide for preferred reading column width of the other pages. You can easily find your current position in this hierarchy by Find or visually matching the page internal (marked by those same flashing bullets) and these Contents Mini-Section names.Macromedia Flash animations will be added to this proposal as appropriate, especially in the Introduction to WISdom. See a good example of Flash usage from QlikView. Emphasis should be on the changes in a selection of typical members' life experiences that would result from membership in the WISdom Co-op. These animations should be entertaining and composed of easily grasped material, extending the range of at least superficial understanding of the proposed operation of the WISdom Co-op and Network to a wider audience, and quickly summing up certain aspects of this proposal. See Creative Commons' "The Story of Big C" as an example of Flash usage that is helpful to the understanding.Join the WISdom movement Today!
The multitude of self-referential hyperlinks throughout this proposal are intended primarily to show the overall context of statements within the WISdom Proposal, and to help clarify statements that are interrelated with other parts of the proposal, but unless the linking material sparks a special interest, these links could be ignored on first reading of this proposal. But exercising these self-referential links yields some of the benefits of interacting with a model. Remember to check the Link Target page and name in the browser's status bar for this website's usually reliable preview of target contents before exercising links.WeBooks conform to W3C ~ XHTML standards to provide for universal editability currently inadequately supported by Mozilla Composer. Don't look for anything fancy, just safely shareable resources to create.Sincerely interested readers with narrowband connections or those who wish to extensively revise or translate and republish this material may prefer to download this entire Web folder (less than 5 MB - 5-13-04).
Because of the simplicity of HTML page formatting used here, the size of text is easily increased to suit the reader.
Due to the ubiquity of hyperlinks throughout this proposal, and because of competing browsers' inconsistent and often misleading indications of "visited" targets, links in the other pages of this proposal are normally uncolored at the document level to improve readability and understandability, unless overridden by the Netscape/Mozilla browser user's preferred link colors. Links for targets on this Contents with Overview page will turn black when exercised, but you may have to reload the page to see that, and the MS browser will give mis?leading results.
Underlining/coloring links on hover only in the MS browser may also help to unclutter the text. Text sections of special interest to the reader will of course underline/color links and display status bar addresses upon passing the reactive cursor over the text. The coloringing of links on hover and the proportional above page display of alternate text for images in the MS browser is good stuff; either Lunux/Mozilla gets a way to do that, or the WISdom Prospector will, along with other "Looking Glass" display innovations.
May I apologize for the long page transfer times you will encounter - the pages grew over time, and re-pagination will be a lot of work to avoid disturbing this proposal's "mini section" modular structure. Besides, once the main page(s) is/are loaded in memory, page self-referring links, like the ones in the following Overview, are very fast. You could have your browser not display images, but then you would miss some of the best stuff this website has to offer.
Overview of The WISdom Proposal Contents:This is just the imaginary FAQs - Please participate and ask real questions
The targets of almost all of the links in the following FAQs and answers are in the Contents "Mini Section" Links on this same HTML page. The many links embedded in this Overview are intended to provide a kind of topical index to the WISdom Proposal Contents Links which are hierarchical by inclusiveness within page. If you're linking off this page, may I recommend that you open that page in a new window.
Q0.What do you mean by proposing "WISdom"?
This proposal presents a model of, and a strategy to build a "clicks and mortar" business which will operate in the "CybeRealSpaceTime" environment created on a private network by client-resident "Virtual Specialties Markets"to order and deliver all consumer goods, services and information to cooperating members.Somebody Will Control the network ~ Be sure it's you!The proposed operation of this business will result in its eventual domination of this market as an essential information utility, so be wise and make it secure and solid as a self-regulating cooperative business. With WISdom's facilitated pure democracy by MINEd reading, the people get the network that they deserve. WISdom is partly a source of consumer "street smarts" through an avoidance of stuff that doesn't work, and maybe never did.For the technically disinclined: there is an uncertain amount of technical material throughout this proposal, but not in this Overview, I promise. In the proposal itself, which requires a familiarity with IT language typical of the serious reader of IT trade press publications (eWeek, CIO Insight, etc.), please ignore unfamiliar technicalities; Web links to such seemingly unnecessary detail is left in this WISdom Proposal, which is intended for the general reader, mostly because these links are intended to provide the aitectural background necessary to support the good news for consumers: .the current technical situation appears completely favorable for the Open Source development and deployment of...Advancing.. Cooperatively.. Networked.. Consumer.. Services!.
Be assured that the technical shortcomings of this proposal will not materially affect the proposed consumer services for WISdom Coop members via the WISdom Network. The mistakes and other defficencies will be brought to my attention (please!), and revisions will be made as necessary to correct them.
The software functions described in this proposal should be seen as descriptions of
Services Goals and apparent Requirements,
Not as specifications.
The technology is the easy part, at least as far as this general readership document is concerned.
This is about instituting a paradigm shift to functional Client to server Relationships,
Enhancing Individual Rights
upon what is essentially a peer to peer network, the open internet.
The server is the provider of Networked Consumer Services.
The Member's Client and Co-op link is the Proprietor!
Q1. Why do consumers need to cooperatively share the ownership of a nation wide private network?A well-founded lack of trust in the open internet marketspace, whether consumers suspect unsafe open internet technology or unscrupulous merchants (see Q. 3 below), is the biggest problem for consumers and the most pervasive reason why e-commerce is not being accepted on a much larger scale...Legitimate member control through shared ownership of the WISdom Network permits non-governmental enforcement of privacy and security standards that are binding on all network users, and it enables the development and maintenance of network facilities that protect members from malicious crackers and from abusive producers and providers.Q2. Who is going to build this network?
Consumers of the World,
Problems Only You Can Solve
Everything to Gain!
Member control of the localized WISdom Network permits members to set uniform standards for information posting by category, enabling the organization and construction of Virtual Specialties Markets in CybeRealSpaceTime in which the producers (of goods, services, and information), and providers (the retailers of same) compete for the members' money and/or attention on level and demanding playing fields that are both familiar to, and controlled in the interest of, the members. The WISdom Network is a natural monopoly; it puts consumers in charge and provides compelling reasons to join the WISdom Co-op.Spam is the currently reigning king of communications snarl and producer of consumer grief and disempowerment. It can be eliminated at the sources on a private network. Take email back!This private network service is a "natural monopoly" utility that will become as essential as other utilities, requiring government or cooperative regulation. The WISdom Newtwork's democratic member governance, with individualizable voting decision delegation capabilities by type of issue, assures maximum member control with minimum member effort required. All WISdom Network software could be provided free to PC manufacturers, helping to break the monopoly of consumer desktops. A strong WISdom Co-op lobby in Washington and elsewhere is seen as a major check to governmental "Big Brotherism", and it must protect the rights of consumers everywhere, even when this means opposing the reigning government! Big Brothers everywhere must be prevented from entering our MINEs at their "discretion".Advertising is member requested information in WISdom Network standard formats only, requiring readily understood truth in advertising (currently an oxymoron) supplemented by online access to consumer specialist and/or averaged member item quality/value ratings.Enabled by information and facilities available only to WISdom Central Services and Local Area consumer cooperatives or franchisees, vulnerable players are systematically disintermediated for the benefit of all members.
A VPN Intranet/Extranet enables secure purchasing cooperative Extranet connections with providers' and producers' networks, and with WISdom Networks deployed in other countries, partly to support cooperating producers everywhere.The WISdom Foundation will be responsible for the development the software and other tangible network facilities. The WISdom Network development project would be kept on course for the benefit of consumers by a board composed largely of reputable consumer advocates interested in advancing individual rights and privileges, and effectively enforcing individual responsibilities for the common good in cyberspace cum cyberealspacetime.Q3. How would the administration of this private network be organized?
WISdom Foundation content developers and its outsourcers will probably use Eclipse or BEA WebLogic SOA tools to build portals by type of goods, services and information, and producers and providers will use templates for Intranet Web posting.
The world wide consumers cooperative (the WISdom Co-op) would assume network and software ownership and controlled software evolution responsibilities when the cooperative's leadership and membership feel ready to assume these responsibilities. Resaleable Franchises (actual market values determined by auctions after "critical mass") and/or franchise fees would be used (in lieu of patent royalties) to donate to the WISdom Foundation for software development in an amount deemed fair and accepted by vote of the WISdom Co-op members.
Subscription Open Source services is recommended as the best course for WISdom Network development for about the first 10 years that it always takes to mature a network's services structure. Sun and/or Oracle could probably also best handle the coordination and connections required with local area mechants. The network can be maintained best in house after 10 years or so.The WISdom Co-op, with national branches and membership of all consumers that receive this network's services, would grant network access and assistance to local (zip code) area consumers cooperatives or franchisees to administer network services locally. National branches must intermix WISdom Network standardized content of their own creation at the national, language-regional, and local area levels. International consumer commerce should be promoted and facilitated when possible and practical.Q4. What services can consumers expect from their network?WISdom Network Local Area Services restores member trust of their e-commerce providers.WISdom Network producers and providers will update their Intranet websites via Macromedia's Contribute2 (or by methods developed by subscription services providers) which enables restricted updating using simple word processor tools.
Operating within a member country with international extranets, regional and central consumer Goods, Services and/or Information evaluation and purchasing cooperatives would provide inventory and supply chain management services for the WISdom Network Local Area Services, and GSI evaluation services for the individual members.Pure democracy in cooperative government, providing maximum member control with minimum member sffort, as well as Supply/Demand Chain Smoothing are facilitated by MINEd reading.Q5. Can the average consumer afford this?Clean up network information pollution. This is pollution of the very worst kind for network users. Lies, and other distortions of truth, along with intrusive advertising of all kinds must be eliminated on the WISdom Network. That is its main reason for being, as a network-wide cultural revolution. WISdom is the People's network!
Members and PPV non-members (carefully watched) can quickly and easily identify and retrieve those goods, services and/or information that are most appropriate for their use and the best values for them personally, whether they pay in money or attention. Consumer goods local area replenishment is facilitated. The WISdom Network's Local Area Service freely delivers the right stuff for you at the right time and place, at the right price, and the entire network user experience is vastly improved vs. the open internet.
Many consumers do not trust, and/or are afraid of their own desktop OS, mostly because they are imperfectly familiar with it. Often it is the case that they will never be "familiar" with it.The WISdom Network and WISPER let the WISdom Prospector rapidly navigate the entire WISdom Intranet, select options, input text, etc. by easily-tailored voice~control by any member, regardless of language or dialect. The WISdom Prospector is about a transformation of the user/member experience.WISdom Network Guarantees to "Let the buyer become aware!""Securely Personalized WISdom Network Consumer Services""Information Reliability Guaranteed"!The kids and grandma can simply and safely use the WISdom Prospector's extensively personalized and trustable portal to all authorized WISdom Network information and services.
Responsible Consumption Facilitated!Beat the Software Monopoly!
Beat the Media Monopoly!
Beat Amazon.com! Beat Wal-Mart!
Members' are quoted cyberealspacetime prices that include shipping and handling but not taxes, and that specify simply what, when and where, for how much, leaving details like coordination for order aggregation and the payment of state and local taxes to the WISdom Network's Local Area Service, which can become the sole provider for those members wanting complete privacy. Funds transfer for payment is not done until after the member is given adequate time to approve or reject the purchase(s).
All of WISdom Network's content will be first rate, enabled by the modified..Mozilla Browser and Eclipse or BEASOA tools.
These member services increase in value as the network information store grows, and as the delivery of all of these centrally and locally provided services becomes more efficient due to economies of scale and scope. All planned services scale up very smoothly, and rapid network growth is anticipated. On the other hand, early members will have to be compensated, probably with free life membership as a Founding (first 1million?) Member , etc., for the limitation of services these early members will experience.
The WISdom network's streamlined cooperative democracy means individual members can have as much shared control as they want to exert. Valuable services need not be monetarily profitable for members to decide to offer them on this network, e.g.., effective consumer rights advocacy.Lifetime Membership, including all Free/Open Source software which is to be continually improving, should cost $1.00. After "critical mass", WISdom Co-op can set fees to whatever the market will bear. An annual subscription fee for Open Source services would be charged to cover the costs of network infrastructue and the WISdom Co-op'sNetwork Services and WISdom Prospector Advancement Project. Additional member-selectable services, such as WISdom Network client "rich media super pack" with real time updates that integrate network or CD-distributed VR environments, etc. with selected consumer products, ISP services, PPV content and services, etc., may be additional. All fees are subject to member voting, of course, but verifiable total annual cost of membership after revenue sharing (member dividends) should be distinctly negative. I believe that low membership fees are justified because each additional member increases the power and reduces the costs for all existing members, exhibiting powerful network effects and efficiencies of scale and scope.Q6. Are there any for-profit business opportunities in this?
All goods, services, and informationcan be delivered to members via this network at or below market prices. Most if not all transportation, shopping pickup and delivery costs can be shared by the local and central network service, since both Central and Local WISdom Services get information profitable to other members by supplying these services.Franchises for Local (zip code) Area WISdom Services (including ISP services) are a great way to start small and grow fast in a locally respected business. Service mentality and social responsibility required, and shared learning with other franchisees multiplies successes. The outlook is become sole member provider of delivered goods, services, and information in a local area, supported by WISdom electronic ordering and by cooperative agreements with local providersand adjoining area franchisees or consumers cooperatives to share facilities, and to aggregate orders and deliveries for efficient supply chain coordination. WISdom Network facilities for automated disintermediation of local providers for consumer commodity replenishment shopping can create a reliable income base for both WISdom Network Services franchisees and local area consumer cooperatives. There are many other opportunities for franchisee income by supplying new member services through the WISdom Network.Q7. Does the WISdom Network create jobs and wealth?
Franchisees must practice Open Book management, and the local area WISdom service may be appropriated at any time by local area consumer cooperatives, but "fair price buyout" formulas in their contract helps protect franchisees' investments of time and money. The franchisees' best survival strategy is to keep everybody happy with great service and consistently low prices on disintermediated items.The WISdom Network is positioned to become the premier producer and provider of consumer oriented information and "new media". Making this happen will require not only the cooperation of members, but consumer information and purchasing specialists in all categories of goods, services, and information, as well as consumer financial services specialists, journalists, information artists, technical leaders and assistants, supply chain management specialists, educators, etc. This centralized function of the WISdom Network would be financed by cooperative funds earned by intelligent and selective disintermediation of central providers by product.Q8. What will this mean for our local communities?
WISdom Network Local Area Franchises and support for "cottage industries" can also create considerable wealth and local service and production jobs.
The WISdom network creates a wealth of conveniently accessible consumer information.What do you want it to mean? Mostly.Q9. Why isn't this being done now?Interested communities should consider the best, most direct route to local control of member services by forming local WISdom consumer's cooperatives, with assistance from the world wide WISdom Co-op. This may be the only way to deal with an area dominated by uncooperative local merchants, by the sheer number of loyal consumers already supplied remotely via the WISdom Network. Disintermediation of local providers can be quick, or it can be controlled, depending on the merchant's participation in serving his community.WISdom Network's Selective by Product Disintermediation of Local Providers can be harnessed cooperatively!
The WISdom Co-op and Network will promote increased cohesion and self-determination of our local communities, while it improves the quality of life of its members.
WISdom Network Local Area Services communications enabled Housestores, featuring Segway and larger conveyance-riding employees picking warehouse slot-sequenced orders for delivery, with electronic in-store ordering and pickup inspection by customers in a comfortable, homelike social snack atmosphere, should become welcome as non-intrusive member energy and time saving assets to their communities.
Local cooperative education, another idea whose time has come, is supported by the WISdom Network, and hopefully will be implemented by Local (zip code area) WISdom Co-op consumer cooperatives.
The relatively recent availability of adaptable Free/Open Source software components, tools and Services Oriented Architectures (SOA) and secure Open Source "Web Services" for consumer, provider and producer interoperability frameworks makes WISdom Network development technically and economically feasible for the first time today (7-20-03). The near-universal direction in enterprise Information Technology is SOA, and there is a lot of competition with an expansion of both the numbers and capabilities of software and services providers in this category, from the top-tier down to cunsultant/practitioner levels. I can't think of any software requirements that will not be familiar territory to many developers, or any software or active content directory/MINE architectural questions that can not be answered now.Q10. How long (and how much) before this network can be offered to communities?
The management of cooperatives has been vastly transformed by the fairly recent availability of virtual private networks with secure facilities for convenient and frequent member discussion, member questionaire analyis, and voting. The WISdom Co-op's enablement of pure democracy requires communications conveniences to promote maximum member involvement and voice in those issues of interest to them, and proxy voting when the issues are not seen as deserving of the member's personal attention; hence, the proposed software-assisted and/or representative voting. When members indicate in their MINEs the areas of special interest to them personally, they are automatically informed about developments in those areas, and encouraged to actively participate in the operational decisions of the WISdom Co-op. Members drive the business best with power steering, cruise/maneuver control, enhanced long-range visibility, and great brakes.
Why Now?.Finally, there is almost universal agreement amongst software developers and business system architects on the lasting principles and advantages of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA). WISdom starts out right as a member service business!I would do it before somebody else starts sewing up local merchants' free websites of standard format with direct or Web Services-facilitated connections to local providers' data. There's no serious competition here at this point, just some big fish that might bite. Yahoo map services may expand to involve local merchants in online classified offerings info (12-04). There will be enough unseating of incumbents without the problems of converting local merchants to the new WISdom and procedures. Make WISdom your generation's legacy to the future!
Java for "write once, run anywhere" software is mature, and Sun's Java Community Process gets all stakeholders on board and heard. Enterprise portal development and maintenance architectures and tools availibility is good now (5-04).See: OASIS Business Process Execution Language effortsWhy Not Now?
See: Web Services Interoperability Organization's WS-I Basic Profile 1.0
What does the Open Source community get out of this?A large scale project with many divergent and simultaneous development activities could prepare the WISdom Network to open in useable beta form in Peoria's (or wherever) adjoining zip code areas in about 3 years for about 5 million? $ US. I believe that will be sufficient time for the WISdom Foundation to identify and deal with "the devil in the details", and to formulate and initiate the implementation of a strategic architecture to guide the evolution of the WISdom Prospector platform and the WISdom Network contents, in preparation for rollout by the WISdom Co-op, concentrating first on supporting WISdom Network Local Area Services Automatic Consumer Replenishment with Order and Delivery Aggregation. The fleshing out of the WISdom Network with first-rate content will be a continuing effort by the WISdom Co-op.More (or less) FAQs
Initial development costs would be borne by The WISdom Foundation via contributions from individuals and corporations that may enter into contractual agreements to provide services to this cooperative network, such as consumer information, transportation and supply chain management services, network security and other Open Source software and content development services, etc.
Widespread publicity of this work would be needed to promote the formation of a large and varied cooperative discussion group to augment the ivory tower of WISdom Foundation advocates. A homemade series of TV and/or internet infomercials depicting many different kinds of consumer reaction to the WISdom Proposal would help immensely.
Software and content engineering development could, and probably should, proceed at a leisurely pace before a large scale project is started. Open Source developers and others who contribute their time to this conceptual and detail design effort will be rewarded.
WISdom. is Really .Built to Last!
Ask a question, make a comment or suggestion
Can you see this as a for-profit network service?
They would if they could, but only You Can Do It!
I don't see any negatives here,
just the high barriers to entry
of a natural monopoly.
How about you?
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Introduction to WISdom PageCooperatives Beat "Big Box" for Consumers!The WISdom Proposal Page
What's the Problem?
The Problems Addressed by This ProposalWhy Isn't E-commerce the Dominant Form of Consumer Commerce Today?People PowerWhat in the World is Wrong With the World Wide Web?The Dysfunctional Relationship Between Consumers and ProvidersWhat Private Network Commerce Should Be Like.as Proprietors,A Consumers' Declaration of Independence
............... Predators , , ,
Why not the conventional wisdom: "many inconsistent, uncoordinated, loosely-coupled modules of doubtful origin and ancestry"?
A Consumers'...................................List of Grievances
Proposed RemediesAdvertising Irritates and Doesn't Reliably Inform
Poor Privacy and SecurityWeb Browsers with Narrowband Connections are Too Slow for "Rich Media"High Prices
Disorganization, etc. of the Open Internet Web
More Lack of TrustConsumer Fear of Unknown Technology
Local Communities and Businesses are Poorly Represented ~ Opportunity for Monopoly/Monopsony Foothold!State and Local Sales Taxes are Not PaidMonopoly in the Media
Control by LawWhose Law?
Consumers Cannot Trust the Open Internet Web's Content
Copyright and Patent Laws
"The Patriot Act"
Code Is Law
What's Wrong with E-Mail and Newsgroups?Spam
Pyramids and Porn
What's Wrong With Consumer Commerce and Culture?
Fundamentally Non-democratic World Economic Institutions
Providers abuse their customers' privacy
Monopoly in the Software and Local Retail Sectors
Scandalous Behavior by the Executives of Some American For-Profit Corporations
Shallow, Greedy, and Destructive Consumerism
Education is Poor
Health care is PoorProposed Remedies for the Problems Addressed by This ProposalWISdom Network Startup Considerations and Strategies PageWhat is being Proposed?
A Universal>Nationwide Consumers Cooperative BusinessAccessible Local Leadership and TrustLocalized WISdom Network Member Services: Replenishment Shopping, Cooperative Education, Health Care, etc.Virtual Private Network: The WISdom NetworkOpen Source Whenever Practical
An Extensively Personalizable and Trustworthy Network Portal and Navigator:..........
The WISdom Prospector as ProprietorThe WISPERTM LanguageThey say, "Google on Wi-fi seems godlike!"Member and Software Platform Authorization
Near Absolute Privacy and Security - The Member's MINETMOrder and Delivery Aggregation/Relay with Free? Delivery of All Goods, Services, and InformationCooperative Government and Quasi Governmental Services~ Streamlining Democracy!~ Guaranteed Information ReliabilityWISdom Network Supply and Demand Chain ManagementLocal Area Community and Replenishment ShoppingAggregated Sales and Demand Informationwith Free? Pickup and Delivery ServicesWISdom Network Communications Enabled Housestores
WISdom Network BrandsWISdom Network ServicesWISdom Network ISP Services
WISdom Network Local Credit Union ServicesWISdom Network Consumer Financial ServicesPure Democracy With Default (Proxy) Voting ServicesPolitical Participation on autopilot?
What is Required to get the above and More?
WISdom Network's Content Reorganization
...............Virtual Specialties Markets~ The WISdom Proposal's Major Arguments:Rules:
What is "More"?~WISdom Network Consumer Services:~ ... Warning! ...Consumer Desktop and Network Management Consumer ActiveFinancial Management ~Support for Other Consumer Services:~ (Reserved for)
Summary of Proposed Remedies
What's Unique about the proposed network's Economic Characteristics?
Economic Characteristics of The WISdom NetworkPeople Power
Demand Side Externalities - Network EffectsDemand Side IncompatibilitiesSupply Side Economies of Scale and ScopeInternal Incompatibilities - "Soft Lockin"
External Incompatibilities - "Hard Lockin"Standards Setting
High Barriers to Entry
First Mover Advantages
First Mover Disadvantages
Prices and Progressive, Selective by Product Central and Local Provider Disintermediation..
.A Consumers' Natural Monopoly!
Where is the Energy coming from?Vision: member/users should run the show
WISdom Network Local (zip code) Area Services by Consumer Cooperatives or Franchises
What do We want to Startup?A Consumers Cooperative at the World Wide Level:The WISdom Co-opRoadmap to WISdomProgressive Levels of Network ServicesSquare One WISdom startup ServicesSome More FAQsQ11. How much does a franchise cost?
Q12. What are the minimum startup requirements for WISdom Network Producer and Provider data?
Q13. What does a typical new WISdom Co-op member get?
Q14. How can prospective members, franchisees and other possible supporters see the WISdom Network Service in action?
Q15. What characterizes a good WISdom Network Local (zip code) Area for early franchise?
Q16. How big a centralized support staff and beauracracy will be necessary to startup and support the WISdom Network?
What are the Overall Implications of this proposal?
Socioeconomic, Cultural and Political Implicationsof The WISdom Network vs. the Open Internet
*The WISdom Network would insure democratic member control, which enablesEstablishment of an agreed upon Second Generation Internet Services "The WISdom Prospector Network" Platform DefinitionCooperation and Competition Balanced for Members' InterestsPreparations for Infowar#A Citizen combatant's Bill of Rights: The WISe NOS~Optimization of the Member ExperienceThe Monoculture MenaceQuality of Life Enhancement
Monopsony Power for Consumers
Support for Productive Lifetime Continual Learning and Cooperative Education
Creation of Open Source WISdom Prospector Network Platform Advancement Project
*Establishment of a World Wide Democratically Controlled NetworkEconomic Reconstruction~Warning!
What is the Spiritual Context of the WISdom Proposal?
Christian Millennialism and the WISdom NetworkChristian Premillennialism
The Conditions and Signs of Christ's Return
The New Millennium
What Provision has been made for Participation and Communications about this proposal?
Appendix Page - Provisional Communicationsof The WISdom Network Development ProjectOn the AgendaGather Qualified Collaborators*Contributions of Discussion ParticipantsMake WeBook and WeBlog about it templates for distribution.Pre Release Marketing
Rebuild this website with Macromedia Studio MX?
Embed in multimedia novel The Antichrist Virus
Establish The WISdom FoundationBoard of Trustees - Consumer Advocates with necessary representation from the legal, financial, and IT professionsPublicity CampaignsInform Possible Corporate WISdom Foundation SponsorsStart The Nationwide WISdom Coop
Inform Qualified WISdom Network Discussion Participants
Inform Prospective WISdom Co-op Members and FranchiseesStay in Contact With AboveRetain Legal Counsel
Incorporation of the nationwide WISdom Consumers CooperativeDevelopment of the WISdom Co-op ConstitutionProtection of Members and Local (zip code) Area Franchisees
NetMeeting/ IM chat
Open Internet Moderated Newsgroups for Prospective Franchisees and Members
Paper Illustrated Magazine
*Stand Alone Demo
Pro Forma Local (zip code) Area Franchise and Consumer Cooperative Business Plans
WISdom Proposal Supplemental Pages
Diagram PagesVirtual Specialties Markets in WISdom's CybeRealSpaceTimeWISdom Network Services' Strategic Business IntelligenceThe WISdom Network Local (zip code) Area Model
Web Search Engine Entity Relationship Model
WISdom Network's Virtual Specialties Markets Entity Relationship ModelCybeRealSpaceTime Prices
WISdom Network's Facilities for Consumer Commodities Replenishment Shopping from Menu Selections to Scheduled Delivery and Disintermediation of Providers
Bibliography PagePrivacy And SecurityReferenced Links and Open Directory Search Page
Media and Culture
Law and intellectual Property Rights