Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
It was taken Aug. 14, 1945, better known as V-J Day, the day
Japan officially surrendered to the United States in World War II. It was
published in Life magazine and became the iconic photo that represented the
celebration and relief that the war was coming to an end.
That photo is back in the news this week. George Mendonsa, the
sailor in the famous shot, died Sunday just two days short of his 96th
birthday. Lot of news organizations did a story about it, but far too many
didn’t include this name: Alfred Eisenstaedt. He’s the man who took the photo.
Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press
Photographers Association, wrote Poynter to make sure Eisenstaedt, who died in
1995 at 96, gets the credit he deserves.
Osterreicher, who is married to Buffalo News photo director
Cathaleen Curtiss, wrote:
“Maybe we are all being a bit too sensitive but during a time
when photography is being so devalued because of the millions of images being
uploaded every day and the fact that those who infringe with impunity are
emboldened to question the copyrightability of many visual images when caught,
it is very disheartening that this image which is synonymous with Eisenstaedt’s
name could go unmentioned and uncredited. Would anyone comment on the Mona Lisa
without mentioning da Vinci? We think not.”
Stepping Back in time: The single biggest existential threat that's out there, I think, is cyber. ~ Michael Mullen as shared with the authors of the Naked Conversations NSW joins Canberra on the Internet
Australian Financial Review
November 5, 1996
The NSW Parliament has now joined the Federal Parliament with a range of parliamentary information available on the Internet. However, the NSW Parliament World Wide Web site will provide the most comprehensive information. It includes explanations about the operations, procedures and legislative processes in NSW, historical information, biographical information about all the ministers and members, daily Hansards, business papers, bills before the House and daily "whats on" information for both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. "The development of this site gives the people of NSW unprecedented access to information about the workings of democracy in this State," the president of the Legislative Council, Mr Max Willis, said. The speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Mr John Murray, promised it would be updated daily.
"This will be a valuable education and business resource," he said. The NSW Public Accounts Committee's Mr JozefImrich said the Web technology gives users the opportunity to bring government within easy reach of people irrespective of geographic barriers. In the United States, the Government has developed an Interactive Citizen's Handbook, as an electronic guide through government agencies and departments to bring a new "town hall-style democracy" to the people. The versatile Internet is also being used for telemedicine services.Australian medical technology company, Micromedical Industries, is using advanced Internet technologies for accessing doctors via a modem. For instance, the Internet can be used for a heart check-up by uploading one's ECG to a central server. Mr Peter Ludemann, the chairman of Micromedical Industries, said: "We have paved the way for a system which is accessible to remote communities, the home bound or even the world's fitness enthusiasts who want access to online medical expertise."