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IP: First Rose Parade Float to be Live on the Internet
From: Dave Farber <farber () cis upenn edu>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 15:42:19 -0500



Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 12:11:00 -0800
To: farber () cis upenn edu
From: Leonard Kleinrock <lk () cs ucla edu>

Dave,

Your readers might be interested to learn of this "first".   It will be in
the 1999 Rose Bowl parade running a live chat room from the Los Angeles
float, and videocam images taken from the moving float will be posted on
the net.  Following are portions of a news release describing the event:


1999 Rose Parade Will Feature the First `Cyberfloat' at   www.larosefloat.com

Leonard Kleinrock and Los Angeles Unified School District Computer Whiz
Kids Will  be Aboard to Host First Online Chat During the Rose Parade.

 "Cyberspace never looked -- or smelled -- so good." That's what New Year's
 revelers will be saying in Pasadena on Jan. 1, after seeing a Rose Parade
float called "Website," sponsored by the City of Los Angeles and the New
Los Angeles  Marketing Partnership (NewLAMP).

"Website" celebrates the Internet and its ties to Los Angeles through the
work  of Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, the UCLA professor who is often called "the
Inventor  of the Internet." And Dr. Kleinrock will be an active participant
on Jan. 1, as  he rides the float and simultaneously hosts the parade's
first ever online chat  room.

To join the chat room, parade viewers at home can log onto
www.larosefloat.com.  

The "Website" float is closely linked with the parade's theme for 1999,
"Echoes  of the Century," since the Internet has played such a major role
in  revolutionizing worldwide communications.

"Dr. Kleinrock is an excellent example of an `amazing Angeleno'
representing  the past and present," said Regina Birdsell, executive
director of NewLAMP, which sponsors the float.


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