[gu-new] (06/01/06) Inexpensive laptop and possible creation of GUS/Turkey
Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
utsumi at columbia.edu
Thu Jun 1 12:13:44 EDT 2006
<<June 1, 2006>>
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Prof. Paul A. Silva <professorpaulsilva at yahoo.co.uk>
Stan Loh <sloh at MI-2.biz>
(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).
I am delighted to know that you enjoy reading our list distributions.
(2) My wholehearted congratulations to your new full time tenure at the
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey.
I am particularly happy to know that your university has the Japanese
Department and teaches Japanese language.
> BTW, the University of Havana in Cuba also has the Japanese Department created
> with a fund from the Japanese government.
I. Inexpensive Laptop:
(3) Pls read Stan’s msg below in ATTACHMENT II.
> Dear Stan:
> Many thanks for your msg.
This Ink-PC laptop is now priced from US$180 — see also the following web
Pls visit my previous list distribution about this subject;
> (12/16/05) Report on my attendance to the WSIS in Tunis, Tunisia (Par 3-last)
Pls then download a PowerPoint slide presentation of this remarkable laptop
at this web site, which Stan sent to me before.
> (Download Stan Loh’s PowerPoint slides <Ink-PCAug2005.ppt>)
II. Possible Creation of GUS/Turkey:
(4) I am very delighted to hear of your strong interest in our GUS project.
Pls visit the following previous list distribution which described steps how
to create a GUS in developing countries;
the Creation of Global University System (GUS)
in Ghana and later in Countries of ECOWAS
This was prepared for the meeting of the Director-General of Kofi Annan
Center in Ghana with the high official of the ECOWAS — with my hope that
each of the ECOWAS would create their GUS.
(5) I greatly appreciate your cordial invitation to your university.
My visit may be possible and it could coincide with your international
conference on “Information, Society, Man and English/American Literature” at
I would suggest that you compose a concept paper for this event together
with the creation of GUS/Turkey for fund raising.
You may then ask the fund to Japan Foundation or some of funding sources
(particularly the Japanese ones) listed in the following web site;
> USEFUL INTERNET SITES FOR GRANTSEEKERS
Pls feel free to send me your first draft so that we can work on it
(6) This would be a very exciting project and I look forward to receiving
your next response soon.
> From: Paul Silva <professorpaulsilva at yahoo.co.uk>
> Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 10:59:33 +0100 (BST)
> To: <utsumi at columbia.edu>
> Subject: GUS
> Dear Professor Utsumi,
> As someone you’ve given the privilege to share in the development of GUS’s
> projects, and its current achievements; I would like to express my gratitude
> for taking me on the list (paulsilva_1 at msn.com).
> Also, I’m delighted to inform you that I’ve just taken up a new full time
> tenure in the department of English Language and Literature, Canakkale Onsekiz
> Mart University. You should see how delighted I am on realising that we are
> one of the very few universities in Turkey with a Japanese Department and the
> only one teaching the Japanese Language.
> We’ll be delighted if you would visit us in the nearest future, your busy
> schedules allowing, of course.
> Resources remain problematic and I will appreciate if you could advice us on
> how to obtain laptop cheaply for our students and staff. I remember, if am
> correct, $300 - $350 was mentioned on the list before.
> I would also be grateful if you would advise me on how our University can
> become a member of GUS, and if it will be possible in the nearest future for
> GUS to host an internationaql conference on “Information, Society, Man and
> English/American Literature”; here at Canakkale www.comu.edu.tr
> I look forward to parnership projects between our English Language &
> Literature Department and GUS.
> Wishing you the very best,
> Prof. Paul A. Silva
> Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
> Terzioglu Kampusu
> Fen-Edebiyat Fakultesi
> Ýngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatý Bolumu
> +90286 2180018 – 1773/1742 (ext.)
> Paul A. Silva PhD
> Vice-President Academic Affairs, Cyber Education LLC
> Director, Silva Ayse Corporation Ltd.
> Executive Director, Accreditation Experts Ltd.
> From: Stan Loh <sloh at advancedinteractive.com>
> Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 16:16:50 -0700
> To: Takeshi Utsumi <utsumi at columbia.edu>
> Cc: Chris Coldwell <chris at mcomi.com>, Gerry Morgan <gmorgan at mcomi.com>
> Subject: Hello from Stan Loh
> Hello Takeshi-san,
> Hope you are having a good summer.
> I wish to tell you of an exciting project I've been working on besides
> Advanced Interactive in the past 6 months. I have taken up a position with
> Mercurial Innovations International (MI-2) in Victoria, British Columbia to
> develop a ROM-based Computer called Ink-PC. Prototypes of this exciting PC is
> being built as we speak and should be ready in the October/November timeline.
> The PC will be using Open Source and will be robust, fast and inexpensive. We
> are targetting this at about the US$250.00 price range...and this includes the
> We strongly believe that this tool will have tremendous social benefit in the
> areas where the GUS efforts are working.
> I am attaching a powerpoint for your review.
> By the way, MI-2 is a subsidiary of Mercurial Communications. This company
> wrote the source code for Netscape 8.0 browser for AOL/Time Warner.
> Warm regards,
> Stan Loh
> Managing Director, Asia
> Mercurial Innovations International, Inc.
> sloh at MI-2.biz
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Prof. Paul A. Silva
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Y´ngiliz Dili ve Edebiyaty´ Bolumu
+90286 2180018 – 1773/1742 (ext.)
paulsilva_1 at MSN.COM
professorpaulsilva at yahoo.co.uk
Paul A. Silva PhD
Vice-President Academic Affairs, Cyber Education LLC, US
Director, Silva Ayse Corporation Ltd.
Executive Director, Accreditation Experts Ltd., UK
Managing Director, Asia
Mercurial Innovations International, Inc.
#312-8988 Fraserton Court
Burnaby, BC V5J 5H8
sloh at MI-2.biz
sloh at advancedinteractive.com
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.)
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education
* Founder and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of
* Global University System (GUS)
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