[LINK] Future of the Internet in Australia
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Tue Jul 27 12:40:44 AEST 2010
I had fun watching legal professionals trying to explain it to a Judge ;-)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au [mailto:link-
> bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Tom Koltai
> Sent: Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:32 PM
> To: 'Ivan Trundle'; 'Link list'
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Future of the Internet in Australia
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au
> > [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Ivan Trundle
> > Sent: Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:35 AM
> > To: Link list
> > Subject: Re: [LINK] Future of the Internet in Australia
> > On 27/07/2010, at 9:54 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> > > Uniquely, Tom Worthington was selected to explain what the Internet
> > > was to the Australian Senate
> > That's a relief. Someone had to do it, and I'm glad it wasn't
> > me. I only had to explain it to the Governor-General. And my mum.
> Damn. Why does everyone else get the easy jobs...?
> I had to explain it to the whole of Australia....
> (via the magazines: Chips 'n Bits and Internet Australasia) Two
> !quality! Koltai publications
> That wasn't the hard bit though.....
> The hard bit was that Chips 'n bits was also published via FIDO
> [Chips_n_Bits echo] globally and users from countries all over the
> wanted to know when we were going to start publishing in their
> in their countries...
> My standard answer [in 1993] was of course,
> "We are publishing, digitally, globally, now in the language of the
> business of the Internet".
> I wonder if that qualifies me for having one of the worlds first Blogs.
> ??? (I refer to the monthly editorial, Koltai's Konundrum.)
> I also tried to explain to my mum what I did in 1994. I brought a
> computer for her with a dot matrix printer. I realised that I had
> in my mission a few months later when she asked me to buy her a new
> ribbon for her thirty year old portable typewriter.
> I succeeded with my father, yet it took from 1986 to 2003 to convince
> him to buy a computer so that we could email each other instead of
> snail mail.
> The clincher was a phone conversation where I told dad...
> "Yes dad, I speak to my nieces [his granddaughters] a couple of times
> per week by email or Internet chat or Skype. Quite often we turn on the
> web cams and I get to see them and the dog and off course their mother
> [my sister]" (They lived in Champlagne, NY and dad lived in Wellington
> New Zealand).
> He purchased a computer the next day.
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