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Regular guy? Maybe. Was lucky enough to go places on foot, riding, driving, sailing, flying and even dreaming. I do tricks connecting tech-devices and teaching device users - that gave me the wherewithal to go places in Africa, Arabia, Europe, America and want to go to Asia, then into space to Mars (dream on, dreamer) ! Childhood pass time was always in a mechanical workshop fixing something - so i tinker a lot. I like meeting and knowing people.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

USTTI Class of May 2006

To all members of the USTTI Internet Series Class of May 2006 in San Jose, California, i wish to pass on this suggestion, following a request from Emmanuel in respect of opening a forum to keep in touch.

My first experience with forums is that they usually have a lifespan of a few months before they die. People suffer fatigue sooner than you can imagine. The active forums you see running endlessly are those which have a critical mass of members with issues to keep them engaged - constantly.

Secondly, maintaining the forum requires time and resources at a reliable site. There are some free sites but the tools are not as flexible as some users may want them to be. And of course, the requirement to register: passwords, usernames, codes, etc, make us mere mortals, so tired because we already have too many passwords and usernames to deal with in our cyber life.

SOLUTION:
USTTI has the tools already. See the following:-

http://ustti.org/discussions/
http://ustti.org/forum/discuss.php3

If some alumni opens a forum or discussion, i will join it. Cheers!
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