I,ve read through the entire thread and what I don,t see is a consice, specific definition of what a plug and play camp is.
Some examples I came up with were.....
Form 1. Larry invited me to TTITD for the price of a ticket.
I read a lot, prepared as I saw fit, and when I got there, there were streets so I would'nt get lost or need a gps to find my camp.
There were jots so I did'nt have to deal with my shit.
There were water trucks to keep the dust down, and, and, and!!!
That sounds like plug and play on a scale most of us accept.
Form 2. Maybe I work 80hrs. a week to run my firm, so I don't have the time or energy to do prep for the burn, but I do have an idea for an MV no dust hoover craft that launches 1 mile clouds of rainbow confetti that evaporates before it hits the ground.
So I pay someone to build it and pay for them to bring it and the RV and, and, and, so I can fly in cause I don't have any other way to burn.
Different, but still plug and play.
Form 3. Steven Hawking whats to experience Burning Man!
Has to be plug and play in some form.
Form 4. All theme camps and villages!
They all bring stuff to the playa that I can't, and make the burn what it is. (thanks doc pyro and all the rest)
I guess this would be part of form 1.
Form 5. On a whim, I fly into BM with just the clothes on my back and $3K in my pocket, then expect to buy my Burn!!! Plug and play baby!!!
ALL are going to be "A Burning Man experience".
We all have our own, and they are unique to each of us.
It becomes a matter of degrees, and without a precise definition, I don't know where to draw the line.
Have vouchers for Ice and services, and if you flash cash anywhere, you are ejected?
I don't know!!!!!!!!!!
So can we define exactly what "Plug and Play" is before we get too bogged down in this discussion?
I see a lot of good points being brought up, but let's find out exactly what we're talking about!