Internet Reality Check
5pm to 7pm AEST, Friday 15 September
Kurra's Bar - Hotel Kurrajong
Hotel Kurrajong generously provided its Board Room, with a PC and projection screen for the communications facilities (just upstairs from the bar). The Kurrajong was selected for this IRC for its obvious 'net links (has a home page, its on "National Circuit" and the band "Interactions" playing).
We had a digital camera (provided by Peter Talty), and digital sound recorder and updated this page in near real time. Other sites joined in via Internet Relay Chat. People in Western Australia participated at Aria cafe in Fremantle.
We had a few technical problems getting the link to work (needed more than the 30 minutes planned to set up). The Internet Relay Chat proved popular, with considerable interaction between the conversation in the room and that on-line.
At one point the local participants, discussing some lobbying about proposals for regional based Government funding for community Internet facilities, were disconcerted to find their conversation was being eavesdropped on by the 'net participants.
Other guests, staff and the band were a little perplexed as to what exactly was going on in the boardroom. Geoffrey Lipman, President of the World Travel & Tourism Council, who happened to be visiting the Hotel School, found himself being digitised and Internetted.
Interactions in the barInteractions (the band) Behind the Bar Geoffrey Lipman, President of the World Travel & Tourism Council
Room soundsIan Peters Linda O'Brien Tony Barry and Kerry Webb Tom Worthington, in a hat Peter Talty, not in a hat
At the keyboard
PS: FLORIADE - Canberra's Spring Festival, started 16 September.
See also: IRC Home Page
By Tom Worthington as part of the Australia This Minute project.