Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 17:36:44 -0400

Author: brian holton

Subject: RE: Sutton book

Post:

I'm not sure you want to get into dealing with cash or checks, and I doubt
anyone has the ability to accept credit cards (well some of us do and I
would be willing to do that for us if that is the way it went). I bet you
can sell public domain stuff - afterall, isn't that what Dover books does?
BUT, do you really want to sell stuff? What is the mission of PIRA? To
spread that word I thought - doesn't free distribution to all make sense?

On the other hand, you could make some money to fund PIRA activities - I
know Bauder Fund (set up by NJAAPT I might add) has funded PIRA activities
and sales of the Sutton Book, and anything else that comes our way, could
fund PIRA activities directly. Of course, then you are opening an entirely
new can of worms - dealing with and distributing money. And my advice is to
stay as far away from that as you can.

On the other other hand, why don't we (PIRA) write our own demo book - that
corresponds to the DCS - in our own way and then have that published and
sell it - let the royalties pay for PIRA stuff. Oh geez, I've got to stop
taking this Ginko Beloba - it's making me think....

Brian Holton


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
[mailto:owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu]On Behalf Of Michael Thomason
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 5:21 PM
To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
Subject: RE: Sutton book


PIRA could charge for access to it's electronic version of public domain
materials. I'm just throwing that out as an idea. It obviously would never
be a high-profit item. PIRA has occasionally sold items to the physics
community.

Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
[mailto:owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu]On Behalf Of Doug Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 1:53 PM
To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
Subject: RE: Sutton book



Can you charge for something that is Public Domain? I think it would be a
good item to be paid for by PIRA if the current officers elect to do so.
As for web access, that is a great idea! ...Doug

PS.. I will donate $10 to help in the cost of that search, if no other
means is available. Contact me directly if you need a check.




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