The DESCHALL T Shirt

C Matthew Curtin (cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com)
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 20:13:05 -0400 (EDT)


>>>>> "Duane" == Duane T Williams <duane@cmu.edu> writes:

Duane> Has anyone actually decided to undertake the task?

Where's Joel Furr when you need him?

I don't believe anyone has volunteered, though I think someone is
going to have to take the bull by the proverbial horns and just do it.

The process should happen thusly:

o One person is given responsibility of T shirt production and
related details. Anyone who is willing to do this, please email me
personally.

This is a good opportunity for someone who was interested in
doing more than running the client, but couldn't for whatever
reason, to do something cool.

If someone isn't decided on by 23:59 ET Thursday, I'll see to the
details of getting the shirt done. As usual, I'm buried up to my
eyeballs, so I'm not too keen on doing it, but I'd rather do it
myself over having it not be done at all.

o Once that person is decided, there should be a request for designs
that lasts about one week. (i.e., opened Monday and closed Friday
is close enough to a week).

o The "winning" design will be put up on a web site, so everyone can
see it. Cost estimates will be made, a price set, and orders will
be taken.

o Order should be taken for at least a month. The size of the batch
will have a great deal of difference on the price, so the precise
number of the batch will need to be determined, and whether that
one month means one batch or more will, of course, be determined by
interest level.

Duane> I was somewhat surprised to see Adam's announcement that only
Duane> 50 people have expressed an interest on the web site he set up,
Duane> when apparently thousands participated in the effort.

There are probably a lot of people who just didn't go and hit it. I'm
probably one of these guilty parties; I always meant to, but don't
know if I ever did.

Duane> Am I mistaken in thinking there were that many involved?

If the mailing list size is any indication, "thousands" might just
barely be accurate. (i.e., most of our numbers probably came from a
small number of people running an average of 10-20 hosts each.) At
peak, deschall and deschall-announce had about 500 (give or take 50)
unique addresses.

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