Welcome to Bainbridge Island Community NetworkWe're Moving to: www.BainbridgeIsland.org Our sister site
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This process precipitated the creation of two sites to represent a whole community of Bainbridge Island. Bicomnet.com would continue to accommodate business related issues and BainbridgeIsland.org would deal with community and government issues, but it doubled our overhead, fragmented the structure and the Mayor had another agenda anyway. This move did not make any difference in our relationship to the city. (This was demonstrated when Dwight Sutton went all out to put the weight of the City behind the ISP Channel (a Palo Alto Company) when they came to town. Ironically to the potential detriment of our local business community. But he was not alone.)
In a sad way we will be retiring bicomnet.com (abbreviation for: Bainbridge Island Community Network) It is a nostalgia thing. It will be phased out gradually for practical reasons because the search engines know us as an "old timer" which helps our positioning. We now regret trying to accommodate the vagaries of our local government in this issue. We are going back to our original vision of a "Unified Community" with the past history of the leadership of Bainbridge Island pursuing the "Fragmented Community". We will let it stand as a model to all communities so they may learn from our mistakes.
In this process we will be migrating everything good about this site to bainbridgeisland.org and we are implementing new elements and visions in the new site that will ultimately eclipse bicomnet.com.
Dear friend: Celebrate with us the death of this site which has served this community faithfully for the last 16 years and rejoice in it reincarnation as www.bainbridgeisland.org.
Sincerely, Dave Henry - Builder and Craftsman of the Virtual Community
Updated April 7th, 2006