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    Re: NavList community: formal organization
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2012 Jan 15, 20:15 -0800

    Geoffrey, you wrote:
    " Do they have any formal mechanism for gauging how well the NA serves the needs of the people who need it and buy it?"

    I will see if I can get George Kaplan to comment on this. My overall impression is that this is still a "top down" process, and perhaps it should be. This is the sort of thing where NavList might be able to make a useful contribution, but it entails all the usual nuisance of gathering consumer data on any product. Primarily, you have to persuade people to give their opinions. And then you have to place different weights on different user groups. Do the thousands of vessels which purchase Nautical Almanacs annually because they are required to by regulation but NEVER use them count? Alternatively, if we create some sort of official status for the group, we could just present "studies" based on our own analyses and ideas.

    -FER
    PS: If there are no volunteers to be "custodians of passwords", I will create some volunteers. :)
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