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Re: [seul-edu] Patent abuse...
At 02:41 PM 10/24/01, you wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 03:31:34PM +0100, Chris Puttick wrote:
> > It'd have to be a patent on a pencil used for attendance data.
> > More seriously, any evidence for the use of wireless links in education
> > would be useful - if you know of a specific case where wireless networking
> > was used, with or without electronic attendance data, this would help
> > prevent the patent owners from claiming infringements.
>Think AlohaNet. Radio packet network. It was used by a college in Hawaii.
>They tied it into the Arpanet in the early days of the 'net.
Exactly right. Early '80s... I think other Pacific Islands also were
using that network.
And the State of Alaska was doing similar radio-nets about that time
between remote villages, schools, etc. I'm certain that someone was taking
attendance on such wireless units...