The great army of unorganized domainers

Good Morning Folks,

I have often told my 18 wheeler story. I will reprint at the end of this
post. I wish domainers knew the power they had. If they knew perhaps they could
harness it. So easy yet so impossible. Having 500 people achieve one goal. A big
goal. Any goal. Alone we do our thing. We survive and thrive. But why stop
there? Why not move mountains? Why not move mountains that have acted as
barriers not things of beauty. Of course we all know the answer. We could not
get past which mountain to move. So we are paralyzed and powerless.

As a group we reach every corner of the world. Our reach is wide. What we
can achieve is limitless. What would I like to do you ask if I had the power? It
really would not matter what, the only thing that would matter is that we could
duplicate many times over and in a variety of endeavors.

So this post is about nothing and everything. No real purpose. Just
imagining out loud what we could do. The power we do have. Just that power has
no power.

Have a Great Day!
Rick Schwartz

The 18 wheeler story……and the
crest of the hill.

My chatboard was founded based on
this story. Years ago many of us walked around searching for meaning. We knew we
had gold and diamonds but were not sure how to turn them to cash. So the net was
a true NET. We were forced to help and cooperate with each other for our very

I have always seen the way things
could and should unfold in a more uniform manner. Of course that is not possible
but the way I have always seen it is in this picture I draw.

IMAGINE there are 10 trucks. All
18 wheelers and all lined up parallel. NONE of them have the power to get over
the crest of this steep hill. Each truck has a driver and a helper. You see 10
trucks with drivers and you see 10 trucks with a guy behind it doing everything
he can to push the truck over the crest. ALL are failing. Not a one has budged.
They are stuck. Paralyzed in time.

The thing they don’t understand
is that they have the resources right there to change their destiny and overcome
the huge obstacle they are facing. Instead they are grumbling and frustrated and
are losing money by not getting the goods to where they need to go.

If they were to think a little
more unselfishly they could easily garner the power they need to get moving

What if…..What if you took 9 of
the 10 drivers and put them behind just ONE truck and what if you got all the
other 10 helpers to also push that one truck? Well you would get the result they
all wanted by cooperating and then they could go right down the line and REPEAT
the process and formula and push all the other 9 trucks until they are all
rolling again.

This is what I visualize all the
time when it comes to the net and in particular this board. I think if others
were also to see that it could create an interesting circumstance. I also think
the window of opportunity on this may have already passed. While the formula
will still work, it would have had more significance a few years back.

The day I created this story I
also had a vision for a way to apply it. Maybe there is still a way. We talk
about “Development” and I think that is what most of us ultimately are. Some
develop at different speed, at different levels and for different reasons.

I have had this vision for YEARS.
Since before I even opened this board, in which there could be an orderly level
of cooperation.

IMAGINE…..10 domainers with like
minds get together. Their mission is each month, develop one domain name owned
by one of the other members of the group and built by all other members as they
donate a little time and talent and knowledge to the effort. At the end of the
year each would have a site developed by some of the very sharpest people we
know with talents beyond most and 10 chances to hit pay dirt. Imagine dozens of
groups doing the same thing. Starting with a great domain, identifying a void,
figuring a way to profit from that void and creating something that we would be
proud of and move in a direction we all would like to go. We all have great land
and nails and wood and brick and cement in our arsenal. Together we can build
houses. Alone we may build frustration and feel like those truckers until they
figure it out.

This leads to other things and I
could see dozens of groups like this pulling this off. One domain at a time and
success after success after success.

Just a vision I have had for a
very long time and never have the mind or time or PATIENCE to put it on paper
and explain it in a way that could be understood and embraced. I know I have
tried several times. But I have not successfully articulated what is in my mind
and heart.