[LINK] History is written by the linkers, Canberra, 25 February 2011

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Feb 11 09:18:30 AEDT 2011

Eric Wainwright wrote:

> ... you are all invited to get together with Tony on Friday 25
> February: . Where: Fellows Cafe/Garden, ANU University House ...
> booked from 5pm ... informal gathering for a few drinks, followed by
> a meal for those who can stay on (food service stops at 8pm) ...

I have also booked the "Graduate Lounge" which is next to the bar at
University House. This is equipped with a video projector for those who
might want an "un-conference" style discussion of how we got where we
are with the Internet and where we go next:


	  IRC - Internet Reality Check
	5:00 pm Friday, 25 February 2011

At the Fellows Cafe/Garden ANU Fellows Bar and Cafe, University House,
The Australian National University, 1 Balmain Crs, Canberra ACT 2601

Topic: History is written by the linkers (1)

Special Guest: Tony Barry, co-founder of the Link Mailing List.

The Link Mailing List was established by Tony Barry and Eric Wainwright,
running on a UNIX workstation at the Australian National University on
22 November 1993. Still maintained at the ANU, Link has provided a forum
on the use of the Internet and for creating public policy for Australia
for 17 years <http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/link>.

Peter Chen described the role of "The Linkers" (as the list members are
known) in the development of Australian government Internet policy in
his 2000 PHD Thesis "Australia's online censorship regime".

Tony recently announced he was standing down as list administrator and
Eric has invited "Linkers", both old and new, to celebrate this
significant contribution to the nation, reminisce on old discussions and
speculate about the future. ...

1. "History is written by the victors" is attributed to Winston Churchill.


Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra

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