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Topic 19 of 64: MAIN - Metropolitan Austin Information Network

Thu, Oct 16, 1997 (13:25) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)

Offers visitors a wide range of community information, covering areas as diverse as education, performing arts, social services, science, law, medicine, and government. MAIN is a non-profit, all volunteer, organization bringing community information to the Greater Metropolitan Austin area electronically.

An Internet mail-list service used to post MAIN notices, announcements, etc.

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8 responses total.

 Topic 19 of 64 [austin]: MAIN - Metropolitan Austin Information Network
 Response 1 of 8: George Frimpter (legaffe) * Sat, Oct 18, 1997 (11:58) * 1 lines 
Is the Spring linked from MAIN's site?

 Topic 19 of 64 [austin]: MAIN - Metropolitan Austin Information Network
 Response 2 of 8: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Oct 18, 1997 (12:28) * 4 lines 
Not yet, I'm working on it. I've called Sue and Gene but no results
as of yet.

 Topic 19 of 64 [austin]: MAIN - Metropolitan Austin Information Network
 Response 3 of 8: George Frimpter (legaffe) * Sat, Nov  8, 1997 (17:48) * 1 lines 
What's the matter with those folks?

 Topic 19 of 64 [austin]: MAIN - Metropolitan Austin Information Network
 Response 4 of 8: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Nov  8, 1997 (18:43) * 2 lines 
I'll check the site and see if they've done anything.

 Topic 19 of 64 [austin]: MAIN - Metropolitan Austin Information Network
 Response 5 of 8: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jan  3, 1998 (09:22) * 10 lines 
There's another organization getting kids into computers
called Questlink. The Silicon Hills Charity Ball on New
Years Eve raised money for this to the tune of about $3500.

Karen Zelina's goal is to wire up 125 computers for kids
in the foreseeable future.

Call 322-3220

 Topic 19 of 64 [austin]: MAIN - Metropolitan Austin Information Network
 Response 6 of 8: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Aug 20, 1998 (06:07) * 43 lines 
Arthur R. McGee (amcgee)

"Race, Class, and the Internet"

[I don't agree with all the conclusions, but these are very interesting
and important studies/reports. Please be sure to at least browse them]

[By the way, these are mostly original material, not the summarized stuff
that people have been reading in newspapers and magazines]

Bridging the Digital Divide:
The Impact of Race on Computer Access and Internet Use

High Technology and Low-Income Communities:
Prospects for the Positive Use of Advanced Information Technology

What Color is the Net?

Losing Ground Bit by Bit:
Low-Income Communities in the Information Age

Falling Through the Net II:
New Data on the Digital Divide

Impact of CTCnet Affiliates:
Findings from a National Survey of Users of Community Technology Centers

| Arthur McGee (Staff) |
| Institute for Global Communications |
| Voice: +1-310-515-BYTE Fax: +1-415-561-6101 |
| PeaceNet * EcoNet * ConflictNet * WomensNet * LaborNet |
| "Connecting the People Who Are Changing the World" |

 Topic 19 of 64 [austin]: MAIN - Metropolitan Austin Information Network
 Response 7 of 8: austin spring (sprin5) * Thu, Nov 30, 2000 (13:56) * 57 lines 

December 11-12, 2000
(CTC; NTIA workshops - Dec. 10)
Omni Southpark, Austin, Texas

You are invited to the 3rd Annual Community Network Conference at the Omni
Southpark Hotel in Austin, Texas. This is the year's key gathering for
everyone interested in using telecommunications technology for community

The agenda includes the latest information on community network programs
and resources, as well as details of grants coming from the US Department
of Commerce, Department of Education, Texas Telecommunications
Infrastructure Fund and others. Workshops for community leaders offer
expert advice for success and survival of community network technology

Pre-conference events begin Sunday afternoon, December 10
Conference presentations are Monday and Tuesday, December 11 and 12.

Sunday, December 10 - Pre-conference events:
(10:30) - Community Technology Center workshop. National
organization gives a complete overview of creating and sustaining
successful community tech centers.
(1-5pm) - NTIA national workshop on Technology Opportunities Program (TOP)
grants coming in January. TOP program officers will describe 2001 program
and give interactive guidance on successfully applying for an expected $45
million in grants.
(5:30-7:30 pm) - "Cybercity Social" reception. The Metropolitan Austin
Interactive Network and the City of Austin Office of
Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs invites you to meet friends and
colleagues at the annual Cybercity Social gathering.

Monday and Tuesday, December 11-12 - General Conference Program:
Details and preliminary agenda are online at

This Community Network Conference emphasizes practicality as well as
possibilities, discussing today's real telecom choices for community
social and economic development. . We feel this year's program will be
the most valuable and complete offering of community network technology
information we have ever presented.

Examples include Association for Community Networking "CN success" program
tracks, Community Technology workshops from CTC Net, and extensive Rural
Connectivity content, combined with announcements and assistance for CN
tools, grants and resources.

We look forward to seeing you in December.
Gene Crick
TeleCommunity Resource Center
512/919-7590 fax 919-7591

 Topic 19 of 64 [austin]: MAIN - Metropolitan Austin Information Network
 Response 8 of 8: netspring (sprin5) * Fri, Dec  1, 2000 (07:03) * 1 lines 
Gene's my neighbor in Cedar Creek and I look forward to getting yet more t shirts at the Cybersocial.

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