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Posted: 20 September 2006 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The founders of Google have set up a foundation for supporting projects which try to tackle issues of poverty, disease, and global warming, the “Google Foundation”: http://google.org/

An article on New York Times has more details: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/14/technology/14google.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

The difference here is, they support “for profit organizations”: They do pay taxes. As long as focusfusion.org doesn’t get its tax exemption, this might be an option.

Problem is, they do not accept unsolicited proposals for now. So we need to get a foot in the door in a different way.

Google also has a grants programme for ads on their advertisement system, this time for tax exempted organizations, as far as I can discern from the German page (I do not get the US version here in Germany): http://www.google.com/grants/

So applying for a grant, though not being eligible, could rise interest of an Google employee who might forward the issue to the right person.

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Posted: 20 September 2006 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This is a great idea!  A while back I think Derek tried something with google and click through ads, but I don’t believe it was “google grants”.

There are 2 main issues here:

1)  How to summarize our message to be concise and effective.  My kingdom for a good summary.  If we can do this, it will be great!  Focus Fusion is so far off the beaten path.  Few people out there are thinking of fusion alternatives, and explaining it to people takes a surprising amount of work, at least for me.  I think it’s because I don’t have the magic words yet.  The few, the clear.  We’re fresh and different, but the downside is we’re too different, hence often quickly dismissed without people fully understanding what we’re about. 

2)  Keywords - something that has also not been dealt with adequately.  What keywords would a person looking for our unique approach use? 

OK, starting with our intro paragraph on the home page:

Fusion:  It’s closer than you think:
Help us to turn the dream of safe, cheap, clean, unlimited energy from nuclear fusion into a practical reality, to do it NOW, and to ensure that this technology is made available to all mankind.  (No, it’s NOT cold fusion, conventional fusion, or fission.) http://focusfusion.org/

How would we modify that to really grab someone?

As to keywords, here are a few, but I’m not an expert on keyword tailoring:

Energy Crisis
No War for Oil
Focus Fusion
Nuclear Fusion
Alternative Energy

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