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[canberra] "I wake to the burble of an electronic voice" seminar

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

This announcement:

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):

ps: It happened that Lynette and I shared an interest in folding bicycles
and IT, so I invited her to
give this talk. All welcome.

Tom Worthington FACS tom.worthington@tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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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