Andrew Greene (530nm330hz) wrote,
Andrew Greene
530nm330hz

The official launch notice of dafcast.net

Behind the cut is the email that I'm starting to send out about dafcast.net, my new website for translating the Babylonian Talmud. The site's official launch is today.

If you can think of any individuals or lists who might be interested, please copy-and-paste this email. Also, please consider cross-linking to this entry from your blog, if your readership contains the sort of people who might be into this.

Internet virality is the key here --- I'm hoping to find 1,400 volunteers, and have at least the first few hundred within seven weeks.

The email:

PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY BUT NOT AFTER ROSH HASHANAH 5769 (Sept. 30 2008)

I've created a website, Dafcast.Net, to coordinate a new translation of 
the Talmud Bavli, and then turning that into a podcast. For details on why,
please visit www.dafcast.net/?id=about

The key is using the Internet to find 1,400 interested people:

500 people to volunteer to translate just one daf
500 people to volunteer to translate just two dapim
400 people to volunteer to translate just three dapim

and we'll be done with phase I of the project, the raw translations.

If you'd like to volunteer to contribute to the translation --- or, if
you don't know enough Aramaic to do that but you'd like to help with the
editing or with the conversion into a podcast (scriptwriting, voicing, 
or post-production) --- then please visit www.dafcast.net and sign up 
for an account.

And if you're not interested personally, but you can think of individuals
or groups who would be interested, please forward this email message.
(If it's already 5769 or later, please check the current status of the
project at dafcast.net to make sure we still need volunteers before
you forward this any more.)

Thanks,
  Andrew Greene
Tags: dafcast, talmud
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