by PIRAO Chief, November 1, 2004
MIM's central task: "to create public opinion and the independent institutions of the oppressed to seize power."
|Statistic||October, 2003||October, 2004||% change|
|Number of different computers MIM served*||43372||44171||+1.8%|
|Avg. MIM pages served per day||3321||4194||+26%|
|MIM data transferred||88.1 megabytes/day||230.5 megabytes/day||162%|
|MIM Notes printed copies compared with pre-911=100||167||222|
|All language newspapers printed copies compared with pre-911=100||167||222|
|MIM prison circulation averaged over two months Jan 2002=100||94||0|
|Number of top 53 cites of U.$/Kanada receiving at least 1000 MIM Notes||Unknown||8|
|Average days after print date by which 80% of papers have been distributed||Unknown||4|
|Number of Art page users||4826||8228||+70%|
|Number of different MIM web page files actively chosen from||3589||6060||+69%|
In the main this was another terribly disappointing report; however, there were some rather odd and unexpected bright spots this month. A few months ago, we contemplated changing our distribution methods again, but instead we stuck it out. That turns out to have been a good decision. In less than a year, we have better than doubled distribution efficiency by simply obtaining greater knowledge from practice. The shake-up in our distribution has yet to demonstrate its full impact and I hope to have a better way to bring that to the public in the future.
Another interesting thing about this month's report is that Art is back on track and the depth of reading by our readers continues to grow much faster than the breadth of our readership.
Everything else--again it's a situation of mea culpa. Projects in numerous areas lag. However, just because we have big eyes here does not justify anyone in being helpless feeling. As the distribution example proves, sometimes just plugging away at what we are already doing brings about expected or unexpected advance.
We at MIM are always stressing materialism. It is never appropriate to compare one's own progress to others' as individuals or organizations in other times and places and conclude that we are ineffective and should give up. People and organizations in other times and places also had to advance from their position. We must always do the best we can from what we have. We do that because we believe the humyn reality does have a possibility for progress and peace within it, even if at the moment as in many moments in the past it seems crushed in many regards.