Bicycle Travel Talk, Canberra, 6 August 2003

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  1. . The Australian National University Department of Computer Science Seminar

    "I wake to the burble of an electronic voice"
    by Lynette Chiang, Author

    Wednesday, August 6, 2003 Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00pm
    Room N101, CSIT Building, North Road

    How does a graduate of Computer Science at the ANU come to be writing about Cuba from the seat of a
    folding bicycle? Lynette will talk about how she went from learning IT on the ANU's DEC-10, through
    being an "Oracle oracle", to marketer and author. She will show photos from, and talk about, her new
    book "The Handsomest Man in Cuba":

    "Jose and Kenia are already up and puttering about. He explains that, as a surgeon, he has performed
    many operations for foreigners living in Cuba, and to express their gratitude a group of them has
    banded together and bought him a personal computer. He can't access the internet, nor does it have
    much software, but it does tell the time in a most optimistic manner. One day, they will have
    Internet."

    Biography:

    The great-grand-daughter of one of the first Chinese gold prospectors in Australia, Lynette Chiang
    comes from a long line of adventurers. The former creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi
    Advertising in Costa Rica and winner of a coveted Bronze Lion at Cannes, she left the highflying
    world of advertising to live in a cabin in the Costa Rican cloudforests with a view across to the
    Mountain of the Dead.

    Lynette is now at a small Oregon company that custom built the bike she took to Cuba. Having
    bicycled alone for 6 years throughout Great Britain, Central America, up and down volcanoes and from
    one end of Cuba to the other, Lynette is already a legend in the world of solo cycle touring.

    For more information on Lynette Chiang, see <http://www.bikefriday.com/lynette/cuba/cuba.html>

    This announcement: <http://cs.anu.edu.au/lib/seminars/seminars03/dept20030806>

    This is a free talk. No need to RSVP. The Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT)
    Building is on North Road (across from the sports centre): <http://cs.anu.edu.au/building.html>

    ps: It happened that Lynette and I shared an interest in folding bicycles
    <http://www.tomw.net.au/2003/bb/brisbane.html> and IT, so I invited her to give this talk.
    All welcome.

    Tom Worthington FACS [email protected] Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd ABN: 17 088
    714 309 http://www.tomw.net.au PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617 Visiting Fellow, Computer Science,
    Australian National University Publications Director, Australian Computer Society
     
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