Tuesday, 14 September 2010, Ian Peter and I celebrated 21 years since Pegasus Networks officially went online from Terania Creek, NSW.
This historic moment was actuated via a Motorola “brick” direct to a satellite service burrowing into EcoNet / PeaceNet in the USA, the whole show powered by the sun from the back of a van. It was quite a moment. Ian had said that at the time the “net” was perhaps as large as three copies of Encyclopedia Brittanica and may be used by a lot of people within a decade.
Ian, though still involved in the Internet Society and the Internet Governance Forums, seems to have retired early. He’s building a new house over-looking the ocean on one of the most gorgeous coast-lines in Australia. I’m living in a mud-brick shack in the southern part of the country producing low budget documentaries and crafting songs out of my love for “anthro-diversity” (a term coined by my mate, David Nerlich). Curiously, doing much the same now than as I was before writing, “Welcome to Pegasus Networks” 21 years ago!