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Re: Internet in colleges

Jun 24, 1998 06:05 AM
by M K Ramadoss

At 07:19 AM 6/23/1998 -0700, you wrote:
>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.
I don't think there should be any concern about file transfers etc. Either
they tranfer or not and your copy of the file is safe especially if you
have backed them up on disks.

>Is there any safe format.

Just back them up on a diskette or tape or other media. This is a good
practice because your hard drive which is a mechanical device can and do
crash and if it happens you will lose everything on the disk. Computers can
also be stolen, which has happened to many computer owners.
>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,

We will have to see.

>Of the Govet departments are going to have difficulties, then
>what about the Banks and other financial institutions,
Well tha't is their problem and they will find a solution.

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

Sure there could be unexpected problems.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: "M K Ramadoss" <>
>Date: Monday, June 22, 1998 10:42 PM
>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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