I’ve been gratified of late to have received any number of requests for the addition of various and sundry online gizmos to improve what I guess we might call, with a large dollop of grandiosity, the Talking Points experience.
In no particular order, these include:
A special Talking Points search function, preferably, I am told, searchable by post and not just by week.
A button for a “printer-friendly” version of TPM.
A button for an “email to a friend” function.
A mailing list to receive Talking Points by email.
A way to support TPM without using the Amazon.com honor system payment mechanism.
Talking Points weekly chats (I kid you not!).
Special gold-leafed bound editions of Talking Points (okay, I am kidding about that one).
Needless to say the weekly chats are just so so so never going to happen. And for quite different reasons neither will Talking Points be delivered by email. But I’d be interested to hear from regular readers what if any of these other features sound helpful. I’ve generally tried to avoid doing anything with the site any more complicated than it currently is since the entirety of Talking Points — graphics, design, coding, haggling with the bonehead tech support people — is done by TPM’s one person staff. And I like to keep the staff from getting overtaxed and expenses from getting too high.
But if some of these features sound like good ideas I will hunt around for some teenage or twenty-something gizmocrat to work on it.