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Old 01-16-2005, 12:29 PM   #15
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:40 PM   #16
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I think you got it right.

You know, my observation of the VAC has been nothing but positive. The folks at WBCCI could learn a LOT from these folks. The only minus (in some cases) is that you have to be a WBCCI member to be part of VAC as I understand. Imagine how many folks would be a part of VAC in a heartbeat if they didn't have to lug the WBCCI membership too......but perhaps I just don't fully understand the relationship..which is entirely possible.

As for the web communications bit, I've read in a number of places, both here, on Airstream's site and the WBCCI site, in addition to hearing stories from regional folks who brought this up to the "upper crust" folks. For the most part, it would appear that they heard what folks said and in typical format, blew it off. Now that said, there are a number of great regional groups that use the web very, very well and I was pretty impressed that WBCCI in general has a forum, let alone a website. Looks like they just need a push with a big stick if it's gonna be used in a manner in which most of the folks out there are using or will use soon. The big stick being possible extinction if the younger folks don't pick up the baton.
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:33 PM   #17
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GREAT idea, I wonder why they don't offer that option?

Do you suppose they don't have a large enough computer literate sector of clients? (yet?)

Maybe they will do more in the future.
I think you would find computer literacy among WBCCI members to be quite high. We do have one unit President (out of 14) without email, but that person is in rural west Texas, served by a small telephone company. The balance of our Presidents and membership chairpersons have email addresses. So far as I know, our unit of 55 memberships is 100% computer literate.

Our region has had computer rallies for many years with an average attendance of 40 couples. This year's rally is coming up the end of next month. Take a look at the broad curriculum at the above link. I personally teach 2 levels of Microsoft Word, Web browsing, and Photoshop Elements.

While I would like to have an electronic copy of the directory on my disk for quick searchability, I, and most folks I know, carry the printed copy in the glove box on trips and we often refer to it to identify Airstreams we see. An electronic copy doesn't really serve the same function.
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Old 01-16-2005, 05:56 PM   #18
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While I would like to have an electronic copy of the directory on my disk for quick searchability, I, and most folks I know, carry the printed copy in the glove box on trips and we often refer to it to identify Airstreams we see. An electronic copy doesn't really serve the same function.
How will you identify US if we're not in the book?

Seriously, how come I'm not in the book???

How come it's always MY restaurant oredr that gets buggered up??

How come it's MY son who's still in college after ELEVEN Years??

I don't SEE a common denominator here, do YOU???

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I will say that with technology being what it is, the database could be moved to a Palm in which case having the hard copy would not be necc.

What if the Palm crashed? Well, hopefull you'd have sync'd it to your PC or laptop. I bring my laptop to most places, mostly cause I dump my digital photos to it to free the memory sticks, so having it with a Palm and the member database would be pretty simple. Additionally, I keep my OBD2 scanning software on my Palm that can give me trouble codes and monitor engine and trans functions with far more data then just what's on the dash..... matter of fact, last summer had an issue with the car sputtering. Well, cause the trailer was on it, the tank wasn't like stock due to slight slant of the rear end. I was going through fuel starvation basically. The check engine light started flashing (that's the bad check engine light). My Palm told me what codes the Powertrain Control Module was throwing, so I figured out it wasn't as bad as the dash had indicated. After that, I never let it get to 1/4 tank when towing. So, the for me is a great tool to have and adding a database to it would kill two birds with one stone. If I were a member.
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