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We're digging into the issue of privacy on Tuesday

From: Jeff G
Sent on: Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:49 PM

I'm eagerly awaiting Tuesday's discussion about privacy.  I realize this is the first time I've ever asked participants to bring anything to the meeting.  (Well, there is always a standard request for questions or personal stories, but with variable success–hence the effort to focus the group on generating good topics.)  If that's a burden, I will have some extra cards made out.  At the top of the meeting, we will do a practice/demo round of the privacy game, which I wager will produce a flood of ideas.  Many blank cards will be available to put these to use.  The practice round will show how easy it is to play.  It would be fine if people wanted to combine into teams, too; in fact, it might make it better. 

I hope I'm making it clear that I'm aware of the departure from our usual methods, and am offering whatever I can to make people comfortable in trying something new.  I am a bit nervous myself, but much more excited about the potential upside of a new technique to stimulate brainstorming.  The benefit will be in the gamification of the issue, not in how cleverly you play.  But if it doesn't fly, I'm happy to take the blame, as long as we try it!

Reminder of what to bring:  several phrases (we won't use all 5, I'm sure) identifying hypothetical privacy issues–and, importantly, whether the holder of the card is victim or violator.  If you write them on 3"x5" white index cards, all the better, but blanks will be supplied at the meeting. 

See you Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. at Au Coquelet, for what promises to be a memorable evening.


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