<<December 14, 1999>>

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor <tapio.varis@uta.fi>

Timo Portimojarvi <hotipo@uta.fi>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Mr. Larry Forgy <lforgy@hometies.net>

Mr. Mark Suskin <msuskin@nsf.gov>

Dear Tapio:

(1)  Albeit very belated, I completed the final report of our Tampere event -- pls visit

(2)  I suggest that you prepare a cover letter stating briefly our thanks and
     the above URL.  Since Larry Forgy (the program officer for our project)
     has already left the InfoDev, you may send the letter with the copy of
     the Section II-1 and -2 of the report to;

          Mr. Carlos Alberto Primo Braga
          Program Manager
          Information for Development (InfoDev)
          The World Bank
          1818 H Street, N.W.
          Washington, D.C. 20433
          Fax: (202) 522 3186

     For your composition of the letter, pls refer to your thank-you-note
     sent to Director-Generals of UNESCO, ILO, ITU, etc.

          Dear Larry:

          Many, many thanks for your generous support for this event.  Pls
          visit the web.  I hope you will satisfy with it.  Pls have a very
          prosperous future with your new life.

(3)  We will soon send you the expense account for the fund we received.  You
     may also prepare the same and attach them to your letter to Braga.

Dear Timo:

(4)  Pls add  FINAL REPORT" (in bold) just above  FOLLOW-UP
     WORKSHOPS:...Tokyo in April (or May), 2000" in the left column of your
     <http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/outline/> and link it to the URL of the final

Dear Kim:

(5)  Pls do the same as Tapio for your report to Mark Suskin at the US/NSF.

(6)  I would suggest that you obtain a brief report/comment from every NSF
     grantees and attach them to your report.  Some of them have already sent
     to me as;

     (a)  David Johnson:

          See PART I/Section IV Compilation of comments/, and see his
          September 7th msg.

     (b)  Bob Converse:

          Same as above and see his September 10th msg.

     (c)  Roger Boston:

          Same as above and see his October 3rd msg.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(7)  Pls visit this URL and send me your suggestions/comments.  I took the
     liberty of utilizing phrases appeared in your previous msgs.

Pls have a very merry holiday seasons!!

Best, Tak
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P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
Tel: +358-3-215 6110
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503

Timo Portimojarvi
(Media Culture, Media Education)
Department of Teacher Education
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 513
13111 H‹meenlinna
tel. +358-3-61451
     +358-50-381 3443
GSM: +358-40-550-3193
fax. +358-3-6145 237

Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Mr. Larry Forgy

Mr. Mark Suskin
Program Manager
Western European Program
Division of International Programs
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22230
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