Re: Internet Roundtable
Ronald W. Fox (us018956@POP3.INTERRAMP.COM)
Sun, 7 Jul 1996 13:37:39 PDT
--- On Mon, 8 Jul 1996 16:54:53 -0500 John Pannell <PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM>
>example, I gave my presentation using a flip chart! Not a computer! There
>was a very good reason for this as one of my units previously discovered.
> In my area it is very difficult to log on to *any* of the providers in the
>evening hours. Connections are often all busy and, if you get in, very
>slow. Here in my little corner of suburban Chicago, WWW means World Wide
>Wait. Maybe it's that dark cloud that hangs over my head, but I doubt
>it. <g> The only time I try web pages at night is when I want to clean my
>apartment. Even with a 28.8 connection it commonly takes several minutes to
>load an average page, regardless of what service I use, due to the load -
>about long enough to comfortably vacuum a room. I also use this time to
>read e-mail that had been downloaded to my laptop. If they want to use a
>computer for Scouting purposes they need to be aware of this.
>One of my units was trying to show their youth how to use a pc when working
>on communications. They couldn't get into AOL or CIS, or Prodigy. Luckily
>I had my laptop with me. I logged into Delphi after a couple of tries and
>should them a few things about e-mail. I was plan C. The catch (and
>lesson) was that Delphi is text only. Besides that, the meeting was a
>failure for them.
John, the last time I gave a presentation on the Web, I cheated. I
downloaded all the web pages I wanted to use in the demo into cache,
and gave the demo by reading the pages off of my hard disk. I did
explain exactly what I was doing to the audience so they were not
misled regarding the response time they could expect.
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