Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
Here is a brief outline of the principal first-year achievements of the White House Electronic Public Access Project.
1. In the six months since June 1st, we have received over 100,000 e-mail messages to the President & Vice President. 1a. This is the first Administration to accept e-mail from the public. 1b. President Clinton is the first sitting President to send e-mail to citizens--5th graders in Oxford, Ohio, Spring, 1993. 2. This is the first administration to establish Internet addresses for President & Vice President: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 3. Over 220,000 requests for information have been processed electronically since September 1, 1993. 4. In 1993 1,600 public documents were published electronically. 4a. This is the first administration to establish an electronic self-service public document library: firstname.lastname@example.org. The service opened experimentally in December, 1993. 5. The first ever live online computer conference by a sitting Vice President was done by VP Gore on 1/13/94. The VP took 10 questions in a 45-minute forum. 6. We initiated the first White House forums on commercial networks: America Online, CompuServe, GEnie, MCI Mail 7. Americans Communicating Electronically, an all-volunteer organization, was started in Spring 1993. ACE represents the NII in action. It aims to provide government services electronically and enable interactive communications between government agencies and the public, especially those citizens without modem-equipped computers. 8. Starting in November, we became the first administration to post audio files of the President's Saturday radio talks to the Internet. This use of Internet radio is our latest experiment.
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