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Internet Fiesta

Motto: "Mr. Florian Pitis, what for
can a great actor use the Internet?
" For everything."
(Stage directions: "Everything"
is pronounced without emphasis.)

Such an idea appears more rarely in our country. The Romanian Radio and Television Company, the National Institute for Research-Development in Computer Science (gossip says that I have an enmity against it :)) ) and Western I.Q. Ltd. have gathered funds to organize an Internet celebration in our country at the Radio Hall in Bucharest. There were three days when anybody from Bucharest could come and get on the Internet, connected to the European hour. The event was a connection of Romania to an European network program, more important as it was not a simple advertising campaign meant to force our entry into E.U., O.T.A.N., CIA, KGB or who knows what else.

Academician, Ph.D, Eng. Florin Filip (ICI), Ec. Adrian Toia (Western I.Q.), Delia Chiricescu (ICI), Carmen Seuleanu (European Center for Studies on Ethnic Issues and Social Communication Radio Freelance), Ana-Maria Borozan (ICI), Paula Zaporojescu (ICI) are only a few names of the people who organized the event. I apologize for not reminding all the names but those interested of the program, and who could not come, can access the Web page. So I won't write of the extremely interesting program. Much more important seemed to me the wish of the organizers to move things in a country where such initiatives seem to belong to the field of fantasy. I would like to stress the generosity of the act as such. Am I being pathetical? Yes. So what? Nowadays our possibilities to get out into the world are still obstructed by ideas of another historical age, politicians' statements are concerned only with winning the polls and do not lead to any other consequence, currency rate is more important than the tiniest future plan. In a time like that I myself can afford to be enthusiastic at seeing a few computers available to anyone who wants to bathe into the Internet Ocean. One could find here anything, topics for businessmen, children, art fans, beginners on the Web etc. Those who presented the event came without asking about the fee or who the other participants are, as they understood that what happened there was necessary and still is. To organize such events is not only a way of introducing yourself to the world but also, mainly, a straw that we cling on to. " Do you know what meant to be able to get a small photo of Bob Dylan's in the 80s? Now there are days when he is on chat and I can talk to him. Do you realize that?" I quoted again from an interview with Florian Pitis, a talk in which the enthusiasm contained by the words was more important than the precision of the quotation.

 

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