Another Perfect Attender

I ran into Johan van Halm, an information consultant based in The Netherlands, at a party hosted by Ovid tonight at a private club in Central London.

Johan told me he has also been to all 31 Online Information meetings.

Around 1976, he recalled investing 8000 guilder (a pretty good sum) to buy a Texas Instruments Silent 700 terminal, which put him online over phone lines at the then amazing speed of 300 baud (300 bits per second).

Thirty years ago the TI-S700 (not to be confused with a T-1 line) was the state of the art for online searching. Johan began his information consultancy about the time of the first online show, and clearly his initial investment turned out well, for here he is now.

Dick Kaser
ITI V.P., Content


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