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Re: Theos-World Request for Information, Suggestions, Help

Nov 22, 1997 01:49 PM
by M K Ramadoss

At 11:42 AM 11/22/97 -0800, Eldon B Tucker wrote:
>>Following on what JRC has indicated, could you tell us:
>>1. What is the composition of the audience such as:
>>       top leaders
>>       workers
>>       others
>This cannot be predicted in advance. The program is a one-day
>thing on the regular Krotona schedule, without any special
>>       Again in the above groups any idea of the proportion of young and old
>Typical programs at Krotona are older folks that may never
>have owned their own PC. For a program on this topic, though,
>the older folks that dislike computers will stay away, and
>more of the younger people on the Krotona mailing list will
>likely come. The percentage of younger people will be
>improved, but still be older than the average for the T.S.
>in general.
>>2. What are the objectives, if any has been formulated?
>Give a broad overview of what's out there, some show-and-tell,
>and related philosophical discussion of how one can benefit
>from and serve others on the Internet.
>>3. Getting the audience appreciate and use Internet, is top-down or
>>bottom-up approach is going to be taken? (How eager and fast rank and file
>>take to Internet may depend on the attitude and enthusiasm of the leadership
>>especially because Krotona is the HQ of the Esoteric Section.) 
>This is not a training session for staff, it's a public
>program for anyone interested.
>>4. Can you tell us some background of how and who initiated setting up your
>I thought it would be a good idea and volunteered to 
>give the program.
>-- Eldon

Dear Eldon:

As another subscriber indicated, a large screen projector is a "must" and
also the place where the demo is going to be taken should be darkened so
that the projected image of the crt screen is very legible for everyone to see.

Based on my personal experience, I would try to concentrate on a few items
to make the presentation simple. Topics I would concentrate are:

1. E-Mail: Example of how one can send and receive e-mail at no additional
cost other than one's time. Emphasize on quickly sending mail to any part of
world instantaneously. Use of maillists with e-mail: Explain how one's
questions would be answered probably within hours by some one probably in
another country who has answers and at no cost.

2. URLs: May want to visit some of them and show how info can be accessed
and downloaded.

3. Applications: May want to show other applications of Internet. Like
finding and ordering books, and other items, 24 hours of the day.

Hope this helps.


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