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My Hollidays In Greece
This is a trip report of my 2nd trip to Greece in 1992. I went by myself the first time in 1991 and the details are in the archives. This time I brought my wife and 19 year old son as I loved Greece so much that I wanted to show them this spot as well. For those of you who follow prices I have approximated Canadian equivalents so Americans should reduce by at least 20%. We flew from Vancouver to Athens via Frankfurt and since we would be spending some time in Athens later, we got a taxi and...
What Makes Vinton Cerf And Tim Berners-Lee Different From Al Gore?
wo decades ago, Vinton Cerf was the principal scientist at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (a government R&D lab, known more familiarly as DARPA) when it was assigned to construct an indestructible communications system—one that would survive a limited nuclear war. The result was profound. Indeed, the result was the Internet.
Tim Berners-Lee was a physicist engineer at Switzerland’s CERN laboratory when he wrote a program for what he later described as “a shared workspace” that would operate over Cerf’s Internet. Able to carry graphics, video, and sound, possessed of a simple navigation system, the program...
Does Congress Get The Internet?
Findout in our annual look at Capitol Hill’s cyberheroes and cybervillains Now that the country has decided it can’t live without the Internet, Congress has decided that it can’t live without trying to control the Internet. That was the lesson of last year’s legislative sessions —senators and representatives who had previously ignored the medium rushed to regulate it. Whether it’s the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act (prohibiting the sale of alcohol directly in violation of state liquor laws—and thus stifling the sale of liquor online) or the steady stream of e-commerce taxation proposals, the past year has seen all types of...
Janus, the Roman God for whom this month is named, was usually sculpted and painted with two noble faces, one that looked forwards, and one that looked back. To a gardener the turn of the year is always an opportunity to look ahead, to peruse the happy promises in color seed catalogs. It is also the time to look back, to examine the garden as it now and the landscape as it has been. Perhaps your garden is looking a bit crusty around the fuchsias; most folks I know had a few tender things blemished by the recent frosts. The...
January Thailand Festivals
The year begins with the three-day hangover of New Year’s Day; nobody on earth celebrates the new year like the Thais. Mae Salong Cherry Blossom Festival: The Chinese settlement, Ban Santi Khiri, north of Chiang Rai, sponsors a floral parade attended by beauty queens, local minority groups, and young Chinese marchers decked out in red costumes. Events also include traditional tea harvest dances and a khao tok hilltribe dinner. Mid-January. Borsang Umbrella Festival: Borsang honors the town’s main handicraft–hand-painted umbrellas–with painting competitions, exhibitions, and the crowning of Miss Borsang. Late January. Don Chedi Memorial Fair: In 1592, Prince (later king) Naresuan defeated...