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Innovative or improved ways of doing things; More equitable access to technology or electronic information
Why I support the development of an International Data Network.
by Oliver Seely, California State University Dominguez Hills
The incidents I’m going to relate below are things that would never have happened if the Internet were not available to me. Though bordering on the trivial, and perhaps not the kinds of things that would look good in a proposal, they still represent a lively and certainly not unproductive experimentation with the new world of electronic information transmission.
Genevieve Michaud works at l’Institut National Agronomique in Paris. She is a member of my list XCULT-L. Last year I told her that I’d be in Paris for the month of June and that I needed still to do custodial stuff on XCULT-L and could I get a username and password at l’Institut during my stay. She worked it out and every morning before taking off for my French class, I took the metro to the Monge station, walked through the open air market (the aroma of all those fresh fruits and vegetables, mixed with the heavenly aromas emanating from the boulangeries and patisseries along the way makes me want to stop writing and jump on a plane) to l’Institut where I logged on, did my stuff, then had coffee with Genevieve and her staff in the basement coffee room. All because of e- mail!
Anyway, there are more stories to tell, but I have to get out of my jogging suit, take a shower, go to work and prepare a quiz for my students. Wish I could do all of that from my study here at home. Maybe someday I will!