Vigdor Schreibman - FINS <[log in to unmask]> writes: > Perhaps, Michael Chui, will disclose what his professional role in these >matters has been, and his relationship to MCI, so that readers are fully >informed of his conflict of interest. I'm a graduate student working on a Ph.D. in computer science and cognitive science at Indiana University, studying Human-Computer Interaction. I also have the privilege of serving as Executive Director of HoosierNet, Inc. <http://www.bloomington.in.us/>, a nonprofit community network in Bloomington, Indiana. As for corporate affiliations, when I was an undergraduate at Stanford, I worked at the since-closed IBM Palo Alto Scientific Center, where I did non-Internet-related work on artificial intelligence. Also, one summer, I selected MCI as my long distance voice carrier, and enrolled in Friends and Family. And some day, I'd really like to meet Vint Cerf <http://innovate.si.edu/pages/leadmci.htm>. In short, my only connection to the NSFNET transition was as an Internet user. My apologies to those for whom this message is an off-topic distraction. Michael Chui [log in to unmask] P.S. There was typo in the URL I gave for information about NSFNET history. The correct URL is <http://www.merit.edu/nsfnet/>.