This week was a typically intensive week of remote materials reviews, with
participants from 19 museums in Africa and 15 museums in Sweden, all
sponsored and hosted by themselves.
The discussions were quite intensive and very informative. As usual, I was
happy to have the opportunity to participate.
Just to provide a cultural flavor of the event, debates raged over such
things as when and to what degree of detail should file attachments and
lasagne be covered; we had covered this material before, but since it's
sooo popular, we thought we would review it again. Participants were
unanimous that these subjects remain critical. Mailing lists were
vehemently debated, with participants especially heated about the misuse of
lists; indeed one participant was so outraged that he poured a two-week
old dish of Bamako lasagne all over his keyboard...what a mess!
Participants felt strongly that the product would be improved with
more diagramatic descriptions of salmonella and other hazards in developing
countries. One in particular of great importance would be a virtual
diagram, or series of virtual diagrams, of the physical structure of Jeff @
Gaborone's bowel, and the results of salmonella poisoning after eating last
year's batch of biltong. I was wondering if someone in this forum
wouldn't mind funding some toilet paper.
Would someone like to take those and, after improving on the design,
draw them electronically in a form suitable for black/white or
color,overheads and/or Powerpoint and/or handouts? It would be a great
contribution to the trainer materials.
>Or perhaps someone knows of an existing source for such a diagram we
You'll never guess what we ate this week; It was a
fabulous, even erogenous but decidedly esculent thing; a Euclidean
experience! Layers of html and more html, prepared by
>our idn.org host. Afterward we held our debates on our separate
>verandahs, in the fading light, warm enough as long as there was loads of
>scotch. In the
evenings we all browsed together at the Virtual Blue restaurant in
cyberspace, taking up at least 85% of local bandwidth, served with superb
South African images at an astounding $4 per bod. Thursday we had
boboti,an Indian nuclear device if I'm not mistaken. The influences of
cultures are of course quite strong in South Africa, just as they are
in parts of Pakistan.
Our flight of fancy took us to the Afrik-IT list, where we had an
opportunity to watch an American tourist disassembling along with the other
passengers, a fabulously interesting cultural experience. The biltong was,
Joris @ Windhoek