[LINK] Link's Influence
ejwainwr at bigpond.net.au
Fri Mar 30 16:05:23 EST 2007
Roger - having been off the Link list for some time Tony alerted me to this
theme and persuaded me to sign up again - it's good to see that there's a
high volume of traffic still!! I have no early email files left, but I did
come across a printed copy of an email I sent to Link on 24 November 1993 on
the topic of "National Networked Applications Strategy" which was my report
of the outcomes of a meeting that I had organised in Melbourne on 8 November
2003 in conjunction with the VALA Conference. Amongst those listed as
present were Geoff Huston and Peter Saalmans from AARNet, Brian Dennehy from
CAUDIT, Tony Barry from ANU, Kerry Webb and myself from NLA, Mike Staindl
from AIIA/Ferntree Lea Giles-Peters from CSIRO, Neil McLean, Geoff Payne,
Linda O'Brien, Linda Heron, and Howard Amos/Janette Wright from ILANET. This
led on to network connections between NLA's ABN members and AARNet but my
records are negligible now!
Regards, Eric Wainwright
----- Original Message -----
From: "Antony Barry" <tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au>
To: "Link list" <link at anu.edu.au>
Cc: "Geoff Huston" <gih at apnic.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [LINK] Link's Influence
>> From: Geoff Huston <gih at apnic.net>
>> Date: 28 March 2007 5:00:58 PM
>> To: Roger Clarke <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au>, Link list
>> <link at anu.edu.au>
>> Subject: Re: Fwd: [LINK] Link's Influence
>>> A copy of the oldest one I have is below - which is a memento in its
>>> own right.
>>>> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1993 16:41:11 +1100
>>>> From: Geoff Huston <G.Huston at aarnet.edu.au>
>>>> To: link at wombat.anu.edu.au, e.wainwright at nla.gov.au
>>>> Subject: Re: National Networked Applications Strategy
>>>> Cc: tony at info.anu.edu.au
>>>> Thanks for your note
>>>>> 1. Public access to electronic information/community networking
>>>>> - At national level
>>>>> - Get selected journalists informed and fed with
>>>> evidently the Internet is a cover story in this week's Time magazine!
>> Ah yes, I remember it well!
>> In many ways the steps we've gone through in this country are precisely
>> the same as elsewhere. Same wins, same stuff ups, same inanities, same
>> infrequent bursts of real innovative brilliance.
>> So to what extent there is an element of real ability to create a
>> outcome that is unique, then we've not really deviated from a more
>> general path to any great extent here in Australia. Whatever influence
>> has been wielded anywhere its evidently not created significantly
>> different outcomes in terms of the networked landscape here.
>> However, of real value as far as I can see, the folk on this list have
>> been more fearless at times for calling issues in an honest and
>> forthright manner than anyone else has been prepared to! If that form of
>> direct honesty is "influential" then that's all the better!
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