Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 01:07:36 -0500 From: Bob Rankin
Reply to: TOURBUS-REQUEST@LISTSERV.AOL.COM To: Multiple recipients of list TOURBUS Subject: TOURBUS - 2 April 1996 - The End Of The South /~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~|~~\ | "Why | Surf When / You Can | Ride The | Bus?" / | \ |___________|__________/__________|__________|_________/ | \ / /______|-----\ / Get the latest software reviews, interviews, live |//////| | | chat, online gaming & more! Subscribe to WorldVillage |//////| | | Citizens, a great weekly mailing list. For info, see |//////| | | http://www.WorldVillage.com/wv/join.htm |//////| | | |//////| | ~~~~/~~~\~/~~~\~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~\~~~~~~ \___/ \___/ T h e I n t e r n e t T o u r B u s \___/ TODAY'S TOURBUS STOP : The End Of The South TODAY'S TOURBUS ADDRESS : http://buast7.bu.edu/~mhuang/ant/ Welcome to a new week, and some great TOURBUS stops coming your way! There are now over 30,000 direct TOURBUS subscribers from 107 countries, and we estimate another 20,000 read it via a local network, BBS or web page. (If you provide a TOURBUS feed to others and have not told us about it, please do! We welcome redistribution, but our copyright does require explicit permission...) *----------------------------* GET SMART *-------------------------------* Online instruction can be invigorating, personally motivating and highly rewarding. For more info about university courses online, point your browser to http://major.UWSTOUT.edu or e-mail to "conted@UWSTOUT.edu". *--------------------------------------------------------------------------* I've taken the Bus to Ireland and Scotland lately, but today we're going to the South Pole. Patrick probably thought that "End of the South" was a reference to the Crimson Tide's showing in the NIT, but I wouldn't make a crack like that in public, would I? ;-) My e-friend Mike Peterson sent a note recently about a site he stumbled across that just captures the essence of the Web. I thought Mike's description of the site was interesting in and of itself, so here you have it, right from the source. > Maohai Huang is a Chinese student pursuing his PhD in astrophysics at > BU. He is also a pretty good photographer, an intensely curious > person and a writer who, if his English is not always certain, his > observations are very accurate, while retaining the just-off-center > viewpoint of the outsider. > > His webpages (a series) are of his trip to the South Pole, with > stopovers in LA and Christchurch NZ, and Bob, I can't begin to capture > the spirit of these pages. You've got to see them for yourself. His > naive/sly/wonderful narration is interspersed with touristy thumbnails > of photos retrievable into full-screen shots, but that download > quickly in their initial format, so you can read his narration and see > enough of the shot without having to wait forever. > > The photos are tourist shots, but with a clarity and color that is > really quite amazing. His pictures, like his narration, are a > combination of naivete and insight that will knock your socks off > (including a star on the sidewalk in LA of someone he couldn't > identify, as well as a shot of him climbing a tower at the South Pole > that someone later told him he wasn't supposed to be on). > Like I say, I can't capture this. You've got to see it for yourself. > It's truly amazing. I think if anything captures exactly, exactly > what belongs on the Web, this it it. People will get such an incredible > kick out of this that it's like "My Dinner with Andre" -- you just sit > there fascinated and amazed at this unique guy. > I'm torn between heading for Boston to meet him, or keeping him this > eccentric little presence on the Web... Check it out. > > Mike Peterson (MEPeterson@aol.com) > Plattsburgh NY Yes, do check it out. It's a fascinating photo journey you'll enjoy from start to finish! -Bob ====================================================================== SUBSCRIBE : Send SUBSCRIBE TOURBUS Firstname Lastname to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM unSUBSCRIBE: Send SIGNOFF TOURBUS to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM Web Site : http://www.worldvillage.com/tourbus.htm Advertising: E-mail BobRankin@MHV.net w/ Subject: SEND TBRATES ====================================================================== TOURBUS - (c) Copyright 1996, Patrick Crispen and Bob Rankin All rights reserved. Redistribution is allowed only with permission. Send this copy to 3 friends and tell them to get on the Bus!