Friday, November 14, 2003

"We want Meetup to become one of the default measures of viability for a candidacy or an issue, along with things like polls and money raised." -- Don Means, political advisor,

Meetups provide a new metric for the health of a campaign's grassroots. You look at the number of people actually turning out for events, month by month, to gauge the strength and momentum of support. It tells you something abou the nature of support, too, since time is more valuable than money to many people.

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One of the Weatherspoon's special collections was amassed by the late Len Wright, a UNCG professor who spent years gathering the Japanese prints he loved, then gave them to the museum. Here's one of the hundreds in the Wright collection, from the new 'Spoon website:

Utagawa Hiroshige
Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji: Ryogoku in the Eastern Capital (Edo)

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