Re: [off list] Re: Attendance Requirement

Subject: Re: [off list] Re: Attendance Requirement
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (
Date: Tue Feb 01 2005 - 16:34:38 EST

yes indeed.

i think the speeds of cable, and fibre-optic networks are approaching
the point where we may be able to do this. i dont think its any more
than 5 years in the future - that is, in the US. in the UK, the
situation with underground cables is a nightmare (i had a discussion
with a former CTO of BT regarding this). it would have to be approached
via an alternative - which is fastly taking over UK and Australian ISPs
- wireless broadband service providers.

i am sure that diffusions, video performance, discussions, papers etc
could /already/ be conducted by broadband - give us maybe even one or
two years, and conferences will be fully possible at high quality sound
and video resolution.


Kevin Austin wrote:

> Do you mean like an email conferencing list where people would be in
> contact every day? I don't know if the world is ready for it yet. When
> I tried to set one up in about 1984, (at 600 baud) there was not much
> interest. Maybe one day.
> Best
> Kevin
> At 00:54 +1100 2005/02/02, miriam clinton (iriXx) wrote:
>> Eliot Handelman wrote:
>>> Why bother leaving this room?
>> good point... i wonder when we'll get to the era of webconferencing?
>> mC~
>> --
>> 99.4% of aliens prefer Ivory Bach
>> --NachEinem

99% of aliens prefer Earth

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