The information superhighway or infobahn was a popular term used through the 1990s to refer to digital communication systems and the Internet telecommunications network. It is associated with United States Senator and Vice-President Al Gore. There are a number of definitions of this term. Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age defines the term as "the whole digital enchilada - interactive, broadband, 500-channel then-Senator Al Gore Jr. introduced it at a 1978 meeting of computer industry folk, in homage to his father, Senator Albert Gore Sr.". The McGraw-Hill Computer Desktop Encyclopedia, published in 2001, defines the term as "a proposed high-speed communications system, touted by the Clinton/Gore administration to enhance education in America in the 21st Century, its purpose was to help all citizens regardless of their income level. The Internet was cited as a model for this superhighway; the Oxford English Dictionary defines the term as "a route or network for the high-speed transfer of information.
A proposed national fiber-optic network in the United States. The OED cites usage of this term in three periodicals: the January 3, 1983 issue of Newsweek: "...information superhighways being built of fiber-optic cable will link Boston, New York and Washington, D. C. in a 776-mile system on the East Coast." The December 19, 1991 issue of the Christian Science Monitor: "Senator Gore calls NREN the "information superhighway" - a catalyst for what he hopes will become one day a national fiber-optic network." The October 26, 1993 issue of the New York Times: "One of the technologies Vice President Al Gore is pushing is the information superhighway, which will link everyone at home or office to everything else—movies and television shows, shopping services, electronic mail and huge collections of data."The working paper No.179, 1994, of the Center for Coordination Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology describes the concept as follows: "The information superhighway directly connects millions of people, each both a consumer of information and a potential provider.
Most predictions about commercial opportunities on the information superhighway focus on the provision of information products, such as video on demand, on new sales outlets for physical products, as with home shopping. The information superhighway brings together millions of individuals who could exchange information with one another. Any conception of a traditional market for making beneficial exchanges, such as an agricultural market or trading pit, or any system where individuals respond to posted prices on a computer screen is woefully inadequate for the large number of complex trades that will be required." Some other people used the term "superhighway" in application to telecommunications earlier. In 1964, M. Brotherton in his book "Lasers. In 1974, Nam June Paik used the term "super highway" in application to telecommunications, which gave rise to the opinion that he may have been the author of the term "information superhighway". In fact, in his 1974 proposal "Media Planning for the Postindustrial Society – The 21st Century is now only 26 years away" to the Rockefeller Foundation he used a different phrase, "electronic super highway":In 1972, Andrew Targowski presented the Polish National Development Program at the State Council for Informatics, which included the plan of developing the public computer network INFOSTRADA, where autostrada means motorway in Polish.
This plan and its topology were published in his book INFORMATYKA modele rozwoju i systemów The building of new electronic super highways will become an huger enterprise. Assuming we connect New York with Los Angeles by means of an electronic telecommunication network that operates in strong transmission ranges, as well as with continental satellites, wave guides, bundled coaxial cable, also via laser beam fiber optics: the expenditure would be about the same as for a Moon landing, except that the benefits in term of by-products would be greater. Al Gore and information technology National Information Infrastructure The Superhighway Summit Knowledge policy Cyberspace Global village Freedman, Alan. McGraw Hill Computer Desktop Encyclopedia. New York: McGraw Hill, 2001. Hale and the editors of Wired. Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age. San Francisco: Hardwired, 1996. Articles Andrews, Edmund. "Policy Blueprint Ready for Data Superhighway." New York Times, Sept. 15, 1993. Besser, Howard.
"The Information SuperHighway: Social and Cultural Impact," 1995. Broad, Clinton to Promote High Technology, With Gore in Charge, New York Times Ferranti, Marc. "Europe Seeks a Lane on Info Highway," International Herald Tribune, October 1995. Gore, Al. "Remarks given by Vice President Gore at The Superhighway Summit, UCLA," January 11, 1994. "Information Superhighways: The Next Information Revolution." The Futurist, January–February 1991, Vol. 25: 21-23. Kahn, Jeffery. "Building and Rescuing the Information Superhighway," 1993. Special Issue: TIME magazine, 12 April 1993. "Take A Trip into the Future on the ELECTRONIC SUPERHIGHWAY" Gomery, Douglas. "What's At the End of the Infobahn?," American Journalism Review, May 1996. Magazine covers Special Issue: TIME magazine, 12 April 1993. "The Info Highway: Bringing a revolution in entertainment and communication" Popular Mechanics, January, 1994. "Understanding the Information Superhighw
Thomas Henry Tibbles was a journalist and author from Omaha, Nebraska who became an activist for Native American rights in the United States during the late nineteenth century. Born in Ohio, he moved to Illinois with his parents. At 14 years of age, he traveled to Kansas and participated in the "Bleeding Kansas" slavery-related border conflict on the side of the abolitionists. Taken prisoner by pro-slavery forces, he escaped. After the end of the Kansas hostilities, he spent some time with the Omaha accompanying them in a conflict with the Sioux, he was active, among other things, as a Methodist preacher in the frontier territory before turning to journalism. As assistant editor of the Omaha Daily Herald, he was instrumental in bringing the case of Standing Bear and the Ponca Indian people before the United States District Court at Fort Omaha in 1879; this case was famous for its ruling that "an Indian is a person," with all the rights of full citizens. He was married to Susette LaFlesche, a member of the Omaha tribe who had served as Standing Bear's interpreter at the trial.
Tibbles was a witness to the aftermath of the massacre of Native Americans at Wounded Knee in 1891, reported this tragedy to the world. From 1893–1895, he worked as a newspaper correspondent in Washington, D. C. On returning to Nebraska, Tibbles became editor-in-chief of The Independent, a weekly Populist Party newspaper, he was the Populist Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1904. Thomas Henry Tibbles. Hidden Power. G. W. Carleton & Co. Thomas Henry Tibbles; the Ponca Chiefs. Lockwood, Brooks & Co. Buckskin and Blanket Days: Memoirs of a Friend of the Indians Nebraska studies: Trial of Standing Bear 700 Famous Nebraskans
Geoffrey "Geoff" Smith is an English former rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. He played club level rugby union for York Railway Institute RUFC, representative rugby league for Great Britain and Yorkshire, at club level for York, as a wing, or centre, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4. Geoff Smith was born in West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Geoff Smith won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1963 against Australia, in 1964 against France. Geoff Smith won cap for Yorkshire while at York. Geoff Smith played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in York's 8-15 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1957 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1957–58 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 19 October 1957.! Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
Donald E. Williams Jr. is a former American professional basketball player. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he spent his childhood, Williams played for Garner High School in Garner, North Carolina under coach Eddie Gray before going on to play at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the late coach Dean Smith; the 6' 3" point guard/shooting guard from the University of North Carolina was the recipient of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player Award when North Carolina won the 1993 NCAA National Championship. In the final game against the University of Michigan, Williams scored 25 points, hitting five of his seven 3-point attempts. After college, Williams led a successful career playing professionally in Cyprus, Austria, France, Finland and the Philippines, where he won a championship in 1998 as a player for Formula Shell, coached by Perry Ronquillo, the Dominican Republic. Williams is the head women's basketball coach at Wakefield High School and the founder and operator of the Donald Williams Basketball Academy.
Williams was named coach of the year during the ‘17-‘18 season and during the ‘18-‘19. Under the leadership of Williams, the Wakefield ladies’ basketball team went to the final two conference during the ‘17-‘18 season and won the state championship, while remaining undefeated, during the ‘18-‘19 season. French League profile
Haitham bin Tariq Al Said is the Sultan of Oman, having succeeded his cousin Qaboos bin Said on 11 January 2020. He served as Minister of Heritage and Culture in the Sultanate of Oman. Haitham bin Tariq attended Pembroke College, University of Oxford, graduating from the Foreign Service Programme in 1979. Haitham's father was son of Sultan Taimur bin Feisal, his half-brother Asa'ad bin Tariq is the deputy prime minister. He is described as "outward-looking and Western-oriented". A sports enthusiast, he served as the first head of the Oman Football Association in the early 1980s, he served as the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs from 1986 to 1994, appointed as the Secretary General for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was appointed as the Minister of Heritage and Culture in March 2002 and chaired the national census committee in 2003, he represented Oman abroad in a diplomatic capacity. He is chairman of the committee for the future vision of "Oman 2040″ along with being honorary president of the Oman Association for the Disabled.
After the death of his first cousin Sultan Qaboos on 10 January 2020, Haitham bin Tariq was named by the royal family and Qaboos's will as Sultan of Oman the next day and took an oath before an emergency session of the Council of Oman in Al-Bustan. Oman state TV said the former sultan's letter was opened by the Defence Council and his identity was announced shortly thereafter; as sultan, he holds the positions of prime minister, supreme commander of the armed forces, minister of defence, minister of finance, minister of foreign affairs. In his first public speech, he promised to uphold his predecessor's peace-making foreign policy and to further develop Oman's economy. Haitham bin Tariq is married and, unlike his predecessor has children, two sons and two daughters. National honoursGrand Master of the Order of Al-Said Grand Master of the Order of Oman Grand Master of the Order of the Renaissance of Oman Grand Master of the Order of Sultan Qaboos Order of Al-Russoukh, 1st class. Foreign honours Austria: Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria.
Saudi Arabia: Order of King Abdulaziz, 1st class. United Kingdom: Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Rumpsville slang n. Rumpville is the name of a fictional place described as "Hot Rod heaven." The term was used in the CARtoons Magazine comic strip “Saga of Rumpville” by Pete Millar a.k.a. Arin Cee, published in 1959; the term Rumpsville was redefined in the Sports Illustrated cover article “The Car Cult From Rumpsville,” when Le Roi Smith refers to Rumpsville as "hot rod heaven." The first issue of CARtoons featured the strip "The Saga of Rumpville". Written and illustrated by Pete Millar, in the story hot rodders decide to buy and move to Catalina Island to get away from the general public, who see drag racing and car enthusiasts as trouble; the hot rodders abandon the main land. While all the rodders are offshore the automobiles and roadways fall into disrepair; the government pleads with the hot rodders to return. After seeing how things had become so bad without their support the Rodders move back and everyone appreciates that the hot rodders are an essential part of society. In the April 24, 1961, Sport Illustrated cover story, “The Cult From Rumpsville,” the term "Rumpsville" is used by Le Roi Smith, editor of Hot Rod magazine, is quoted "It's where hot rodders could go and all the people would know about mechanical things.
Hot rod heaven, that's Rumpsville. When you hop up an engine, it makes a noise like'rump, rump!' That's where it comes from, like from Wildsville." A reference to Rumpsville can be found in the book Rat Fink: The Art of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth ISBN 0-86719-545-2, by Douglas Nason, Greg Escalante, Doug Harvey. The foreword, written by C. R. Stecyk III and Ren Messer, is titled "Road to Rumpsville". Rumpsville the web site, first launched in 1995 is considered the first hot rod-related website; the website is a collection of interviews and short articles about Art Himsl, Ed Roth, George Barris, Kenny Howard, Norm Grabowski, Tom Kelly. The web site pays homage to Pete Millar, the originator of the term, by giving him the honor of being proclaimed the Mayor of Rumpsville. Rumpsville Pete Millar