April 9, 1996
Al Gore and Bill Gates Speak

04/09/96 RMIUG Meeting - Al Gore and Bill Gates Speak

April Fools!

The Tuesday, April 9 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG) has two excellent speakers who are eminently qualified to talk to us about how the government and private sector view/use the Internet - this is a meeting not to be missed!

  • Al Gore (vice-president@whitehouse.gov) will discuss how government feels about the Internet. Mr. Gore is often called the "Father of the Information Superhighway" for his work when he was a Senator due to his tireless efforts in advocating the Internet when it was much less well known. He is visiting US West that day, and has agreed to join us that evening as a way of continuing his "grass roots" approach to making the Internet successful.
  • Bill Gates (billg@microsoft.com) will present the private sector point of view. Mr. Gates is well known as the founder and CEO of Microsoft, and his company has gotten quite aggressive WRT the Internet in the last year or so. Mr. Gates agreed to talk to RMIUG over a year ago when his schedule permitted. And it is an amazing coincidence that he is in town (meeting w/TCI) the same day as Mr. Gore ... and has agreed to share the stage with him.

The RMIUG meeting is Tuesday, April 9, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm start for informal networking and refreshments). The meeting will be held at the Department of Commerce (NIST) Building at 325 Broadway in Boulder, one traffic light South of Baseline. This facility holds 510 people (although the Secret Service says that we can not have people in the first three rows). Park in the Dept. of Commerce lot, go in the main door (faces East), and find the main auditorium just to the right of the main entrance. The meeting is free and open to the public, but we will be passing the hat (ie. Nike shoebox ;-) to defray the room rental charge we incur (Mr. Gates has graciously offered to pay half of the cost of this meeting).

RMIUG appreciates the ongoing support from Internet One of Boulder for sponsoring refreshments and XOR Network Engineering for administration of RMIUG's electronic discussion lists & WWW site. We also appreciate the assistance from long-time RMIUG'er John Malone with arranging our speakers.

Consultants and companies are invited to bring Internet-related product information, brochures, and business cards which will be displayed on an information table in the lobby.

There is an email mailing list set up for this group. General information can be obtained by sending an Email to rmiug@rmiug.org which will generate an auto-reply message that tells you about the lists and how to subscribe. You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive" Committee at rmiug-comm@rmiug.org. Our WWW site is at http://www.rmiug.org/rmiug/

RMIUG committee:

  • Alek Komarnitsky (alek@rmiug.org)
  • Art Smoot (aesmoot@rmiug.org)
  • Bryan Buus (buus@rmiug.org)
  • Dan Murray (dan@rmiug.org)
  • Randy Holt (rholt@rmiug.org)

P.S. The Secret Service has also informed us that there will be some special security requirements ... we will send out a follow-up message in a few days that will outline these.

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