It’s not always enough to just schlep up a whip antenna and pump out 150mw. If you are going to do radio, you ought to think as radio. Radio has its own geography and biology. It breathes with the day and the moods of the Sun and Earth.

Feel the analogue, viscous, ineffable way radio flows. Then you can actually do big and interesting things with it.

Hams often get this. Few others do these days... 🤷🏽‍♀️

@Shufei walkaway net has to be radio first to make sense i think.

the properties of radio are just so different. this is one of the concepts that attracted me to NDN once i started digging into the ideas: radios have native broadcast capabilities. why not build a network based on *that*?

@xj9 Ooo, please tell me more about your conceptions of “walkaway net”? What do we need to build on basic outline?

I feel like we are all inching closer to some kind of threshold... it needs a manifesto or three.

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i might need more that 500 chars for this. i will write you a note in my gem capsule, does that work?

@Shufei a brief outline gemini://sunshinegardens.org/~xj9/wiki/proposals/0001-walkaway-net.gmi

i'm happy to expand on anything that's too terse or vague do act upon.

@Shufei slightly rushed, but I figure its better to have a conversation about it than to try to get it perfect the first time!

@xj9 Replied, with thanks! Looks like a good track to trod so far.

@Shufei yeet

gonna try to get in the habit of doing correspondence more directly over gemini for the rest of the discussion :)

@xj9 Me too! We still need to work out a chat solution for Gemini, and a notifications for gmiphlog replies. Please ping me somehow somewhen.

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@xj9 I reckon that if it’s something requiring more than one toot, and / or it is something worth hoping may be read again in 6 months, Gemini/Gopher is the best forum.

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