14 Nov '11, 1pm

The Biggest Barrier to Sharing May Be Ourselves

When I wrote about creating a neighborhood tool sharing network in under two hours , one reader asked me to post a follow up once we'd gotten a system up-and-running. As I completed my first "transaction" via the new network this weekend—borrowing a truck to haul some recycling and trash—I thought it might be time to issue a quick update. Sharing is Really, Really Simple Really, there's very little to report. And that's the whole point. We have not yet gotten a working Google Docs system up and running. We haven't set up a website. We haven't really done anything except start a simple email list, and start conversing with our neighbors. And the result is a perfectly workable system whereby neighbors can ask neighbors when there is something they need. It's as simple as that. Some Systems Do Help We will, eventually, be setting up a listings/directory document. And as Annie...

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