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  •  Unfortunately,IthacaHours has never (3+ / 0-)
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    reached the critical mass needed to be much more than symbolic. (irony noted) Still,in these transition times,as we grapple with how to promote wealth and demote money on this finite planet, every wedge is useful.

    "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

    by tardis10 on Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:05:16 AM PDT

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    •  Could you write more on that? (3+ / 0-)
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      Not being a local, I know nothing of how the program works on the ground or is perceived.

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      "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

      There are no Christians in foxholes.

      by Odysseus on Mon May 20, 2013 at 07:47:06 AM PDT

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      •  My take is that the perception (3+ / 0-)
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        is that Ithaca Hours are too old-school hippie,too earnest,too much 'eating your peas' hassle & that is more than just a marketing problem.(A close read of the page of businesses accepting tells the tale.  The over-arching difficulty is that without being more widely accepted,still only about 100K in circulation,Ithaca Hours have limited utility. Combined with the above perceived lack of cool doesn't make for a dynamic alternative. But that can change.

        Here's hoping that new tech (app driven) meets the structure Ithaca Hours has in place and gives the whole idea a shot in the arm ;)

        "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

        by tardis10 on Mon May 20, 2013 at 09:16:26 AM PDT

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