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media mix and universal connectedness

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 18:11:08 -0400
Message-Id: <200109152208.SAA10519962@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

What kept us together included TV, but would not have worked if it had not
been
more than just TV.  Some of the history behind this statement is recounted in
the Grid Protocol Architecture discussion list archives

lessons from adversity: the blind grapevine survives
<http://www-unix.gridforum.org/mail_archive/gpa-wg/msg00046.html>http://www
-unix.gridforum.org/mail_archive/gpa-wg/msg00046.html

TV went out in places.  The phones went out in places.  What kept us together
was a connected graph of surviving communication services, with people
connecting between the media channels.  
Responding to the crisis took the combined application of internet, broadcast
radio and TV, telephone, HAM radio and I know not what else.  

Can we agree on the following?  

We are all in this together.  We can only all be connected if we use both
words
and pictures to connect.  Leave out either, and you have left out someone.  

Is that the gist from the perspetive of the business of this group?

Al

At 04:15 PM 2001-09-15 , Anne Pemberton wrote:
>Al,
>
>         This is my first attempt at coherent discussion since the events 
>this week, so if I don't express myself well, please excuse ....
>
>
>         Yes, I know that text is "re-purposable" by being representable 
>visually, by sound (with special equipment), and in braille (with special 
>equipment), but as unspecific as images and real-life visual experiences 
>are, they are an important means of communication for many people. On 
>Tuesday, when our nation was attacked by horrific terrorists, I was able to 
>access only text until I got home from school and could see tv ... which 
>was when I realized that my sister who lives in Pittsburgh had been 
>vulnerable, and got offline to call her .... Another sister heard the news 
>on the radio at school and groaned so deeply her students asked her what 
>was wrong, and she said that Christy was in Pittsburgh ... We got a 
>directive from our new superintendent to limit any "human" need to know 
>what is happening on our part, and limit the exposure of our students to 
>graphical images of the horror .... to limit the trauma that are happening 
>to the children who saw their parents killed from the windows of their 
>classrooms ..... images are what brought Americans together this week .... 
>with words and text, but mostly images ..... think about it! Text didn't 
>happen online until long after all events had transpired!
>
>                                                 Anne
>
>
>At 08:32 AM 9/15/01 -0400, Al Gilman wrote:
>>This is not to say that the objective is not symmetrical.  Text is not
>>logically the foundation, experience is.  But more indirect
representation by
>>means of encoded verbalisations about experience turns out to be more
>>repurposable in the field today that a more direct emulation of visual
sensort
>>experience.
>>
>>Al
>
>Anne Pemberton
>apembert@erols.com
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