Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Subject: Feel FREE to print my response.

Hi Susan,

Firstly, I just want to thank you for asking my permission to have
my comments published regarding John Patrick's "exceptional"
article, "The Ultimate Internet".

Secondly, I just want to let you know that I would NEVER CALL
YOU to say NOT to print my comments

Why is that a concern of mine?

I'm considered a bit of a Malcom X kind of guy by the Canadian
Government and I'd rather not go into any details regarding that
except to say the I singlehandedly got the Public Service Alliance
of Canda (Union) on Parliament Hill back in 1984 when everyone
said that it could NOT be done.

I have also created my own political party, the Égalité Party of Canada,
which means that the Government
has to put me under surveillance like in the case of Malcom X.

I don't know about you, but I don't trust the Government: I just don't
want anyone calling you CLAIMING TO BE ME to say that I don't want
my opinion to be published. I can assure you that is NOT something
I'd do. (Ha! Ha!)

God bless us all.

Best wishes,

Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Subject: Comments re: "The Ultimate Internet"

Hi Susan,

Would it be OK if we ran this as a letter to the editor, either in print or online?


Please do.

If you do, please let me know.


Best wishes,

Kenneth Selin (say'leen)
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K+ President
Net POWer!

From: Susan
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Subject: FW: Comments re: "The Ultimate Internet"

Hi Ken,

John Patrick forwarded me your comments on his recent article. Would it be
OK if we ran this as a letter to the editor, either in print or online?

Appreciate it if you could get back to me on this as soon as possible. Thanks.

Best regards,

Network World

Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 3:07 PM

Subject: Comments re: "The Ultimate Internet"

Hi John (Mr. Patrick),

First off, CONGRATS on being a founding member of the WWW-Consortium.

Secondly, it's GREAT that via the Net I can have "direct access" to you.

Why I'm writing is to say HOW INSIGHTFUL I found your comments in your
article entitled "The Ultimate Internet" on page 83 on the November 10th
issue of "Network World" magazine at a time when I'm wondering whether
or NOT I should renew my subsription of this excellent magazine: your
article has convinced me to do so.

Admittedly, with all the talk now about grid ("on-demand" computing)
computing chez (at) IBM and Oracle for example, I hadn't thought in
terms of "on-demand" e-business in "real time" that CAN enhance and
better personalize the consumer experience. ("On-demand e-businesses
offer a people-oriented and user-friendly integrated experience for all
involved ... .")

What I also liked about your article was the assertion that autonomic
computing and the virtualization of resources (with its unified customer
interface) means zero redundancy in the eyes of the consumer and
100% "dynamic efficiency" in terms of the allocation of needed resources -
on the fly - to meet any sudden, unforeseen increase in consumer demand.
My response to that: LOVELY! And so WELL PUT!

And, I have been saying all along what you said: "Each day we get closer
to a new phase of the Internet ... ." I agree 100%.

I really like reading this statement of yours: "Long distance will no longer
mean anything." AMEN to that!

You state: "... information-oriented e-businesses will lead the charge for
the re-emergence of the application server provide." (And by extension,
the re-emergence of the "dumb computer/PC terminal".) Right on!

You also say: "... Linux is NOT about 'free'. It is about achieving scalability,
reliability, and security." SO TRUE!

You believe: "... the underlying operating systems need to be open so that
all can see how they work and contribute to them." I agree. No more
hocus-pocus! (Just let me see it to believe it.)

You assert: "The open source model will also mean rapid innovation."

You add: "The potential of the Internet is much greater than meets the eye."

You conclude: "It will ... simply our lives." You bet! If it's on the Net you don't
have to get/buy/own it and have it needlessly clutter up your place.

And let me add, I believe, the Internet will EMPOWER EACH OF US so that
we can TOGETHER ENSURE that THE WORLD RUNS better, more cheaply
(with less redundancy), more safely, and most importantly, MORE EQUITABLY.

Best wishes,

Ken Selin (say'leen)
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K+ President