Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Heroes all

Although Paul is still my hero, ibiblio was an also-ran in last night's Computerworld honors. The winner in his category--education and academia--was the Australian Government, Department of Defence for its Defence Online Campus. Another UNC project, Gary Marchionini's Open Video Digital Library, was a finalist in the arts, media and entertainment category. That one lost out to Turner Broadcasting.

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Looking up in the National Bulding Museum before night and the weather set in.

The gala event was an excuse for many speeches, the best of which was by Dan Morrow. Morrow was retiring after having founded the honors program. He accepted a medallion just like the laureates get, which he said he would never wear because his grandfather had taught him not to wear another man's medals. Morrow is a historian (also a former WCHL radio announcer) who prides himself on having launched this project to preserve and archive the technology revolution.

Reporters from Kid Witness News, Brooklyn PS 41, were on hand to interview Paul and other honorees.

Kid Witness News staff wraps up with honoree Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat.

paul & gary
Paul Jones and Gary Marchionini, fine finalists.

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