[NA-Discuss] Brochures

Thompson, Darlene DThompson1 at GOV.NU.CA
Wed Aug 3 13:44:55 UTC 2011

I agree with you Garth.  I tend to leaf through a brochure and the *if* something catches my eye, then go to the website.  If I was given a card with just a website, I probably wouldn’t bother.

But then again, I still like paper books.  Maybe I’m a bit of a Neanderthal in this day and age!


Darlene A. Thompson
Community Access Program Administrator
Nunavut Dept. of Education / N-CAP
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From: Garth Bruen at Knujon.com [mailto:gbruen at knujon.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 9:28 AM
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Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Brochures

I agree with Evan, but there is something about a brochure. I tend to collect them all at conferences and read through them later, following up on the details within.

A business card is personal, meaning it is meant to reflect the person giving it. A business card for NARALO should be an "oversized" card to distinguish it.

From: Evan Leibovitch<mailto:evan at telly.org>
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Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Brochures

Truth be told, I'm finding this discussion both mildly amusing and very puzzling.

This is the INTERNET. It -- and the digital contents it contains, such as this email -- is unconstrained by the physical and time-based limitations imposed on paper documents such as brochures.

This discussion thread offers a powerful argument in favor of tossing the concept of printed brochures entirely. In its stead, we could have stable URLs for the information we want in all applicable languages, and print NARALO business cards that contain the URLs in all available languages.

This would be far less expensive to produce, eliminate the need to limit the message into the available page size, and reduce the arguing over a needlessly scarce resource.

- Evan

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