11.0225 European cybercafes? distributed work?

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 23:43:35 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 225.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: James O'Donnell <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu> (10)
Subject: cybercafes in Europe

[2] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (23)
Subject: distributed work?

Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 13:26:22 -0400 (EDT)
From: James O'Donnell <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
Subject: cybercafes in Europe

Foreseeing a trip, I would like to know if cybercafes in Europe are likely
to have telnet capability -- to get at my e-mail. I'm happy to sneak into
telnet through netscape (open location of the form
telnet://hostname.domain.edu) and in worst case could imagine getting my
e-mail by ftp, but would appreciate any reassurance or caution from
experienced voyagers.

Jim O'Donnell
Classics, U. of Penn.

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 08:44:59 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: distributed work?

Dear Colleagues:

My stay in Wales, near the village of Llandewi Brefi, which is itself near
Lampeter (see your Ordnance Survey map 146, Landranger series) is over. No
more waking to the sounds of sheep, cows and horses. If only, I thought, a
fast Internet connection were possible without great expense, then life
there, as I know it, would be possible. How sharp dropping out would be
otherwise, i.e. as things stand. (An account at the University in Lampeter
would serve basic needs from Llandewi Brefi, but the cost would be
prohibitively high, I would suppose.) Yet another way of sensing how much
computing has changed in the last decade. Places like many in Wales, or in a
number of other places, could support vigorous collaborative work &
businesses of various kinds by use of the Internet and Fax. It would be
interesting to hear from Humanists who know about any trends toward
geographically distributed academic and commercial work by the Internet. Is
the possibility being realised?

A seemingly wonderful prospect, to be able to live in a Welsh village
community yet not give up the connections.

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