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Re: Internet in colleges

Jun 23, 1998 07:19 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck

June 23rd


I am still concerned with the transfer of files, etc, if dated,
at the crucial time of 2000, and especially for the material that
I have accumulated.

Is there any safe format.

I Inquired into MS and was told that even they have not set up a
completely good safeguard yet.

What about the millions of PCs and their access to mainframes,

Of the Govet departments are going to have difficulties, then
what about the Banks and other financial institutions,

I am told ( in L A Times ) that this aspect of things is very


> Date: Monday, June 22, 1998 10:42 PM
> From: "M K Ramadoss" <>
> Subject: Internet in colleges

>I have always felt that extensive use of Internet including such
>applications as www, e-mail, maillists, newsgroups, chat etc. is
going to
>take off when the current generation of students graduate from
schools and
>When I was looking into the computer and related facilities
provided in
>colleges, it is very revealing where technology is heading. In
>University of Texas at Austin, here are some facts:
>1. There are more computers than telephones in the campus. About
>2. Every room in the dorm has an ethernet connection. 10 MB/sec
and going
>to 100 MB/sec. with full Internet access.
>3. Every student is assigned a e-mail account as soon as
>4. Any student can set up a website.
>5. Any student can set up a maillist.
>6. Graduate Business School students are required to purchase a
>computer when they start school.
>7. Libraries have ethernet outlets so that you can connect your
>from a carrel. Like plugging a toaster into power outlet.
>and Much more.....
>In the next century, the impact of Internet is going to be like
>happened when printing was invented.

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