I used to work for Barry in the old days, as did I good few people on this
list. I remember him telling about the possibilities of the internet 6,7,8
or so before they were realised. I'm sure that he can still speak
passionately about technology today.
There is a good storys about funding of IOL with credit cards, about moving
IOL to Dublin, several stories about talking to MS in Ireland (getting up at
4am to press an "OK" dialog, mapping ASP to SSI on linux; We are running MS
I promise) etc..
and I good one about hiring an ex-butcher as a IOL sales guy " 'cus he had a
His outfit on the first day of the new dress code in IOL/postgem was classic
ah ... the old days...
From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
Sent: 25 March 2004 14:01
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] News eXpo 2004 Doc Searls Barry Flanagan
On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 12:15:08PM +0000, Paul O'Malley wrote:
> Barry as we all know is the man who provided Ireland with nationwide
> cheap dial up access starting from a couple of dial up lines in a
> bedroom in Galway to the organisation that IOL.ie became.
> On a side note he had IOL.com which annoyed Italy on line Israel on Line
> no end.
so wait, galway had net access first?!?!?!?!
kevin at ie.suberic.net ~ Would you put on your resume that 3,000 people
died due to your failure while you were in charge?
So why is George Bush?
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