Talked with dad a lot about his ongoing amateur radio project. From what I understand, he’s leading a series of training sessions designed to teach amateur radio operators how to use digital communication between computers over the ham bands. More specifically, in an emergency situation, no Internet, and maybe no repeater (simplex).
He’s invested a lot of time and energy in this, and I think that’s great. What irks me a bit is that documents he’s created for this thing are only on his computer.
I fear the day when this thing that he’s put so much effort into is locked away, and others are unable to continue to benefit from his hard work. Its especially maddening when I think about blogger and other free content management systems that would be perfect for is situation. Maybe someday… I hope.