SO WHAT HAVE we found so far? The cyber scene is alive and well beyond our bookshelf coasts. It is in gas station marine supply shops, car dealerships, and new home complexes. While there aren't computer terminals available to logon at these spots, there is genuine interest and curiousity. AOL may be large, but the yellow page sections under "Computers -- Internet Services" and "Computers -- Web Design" are growing larger by the month as well. The Internet is slowly becoming more and more mainstream. Maybe one day during a Alley to Valley Rally we'll see @Cafe chains next to Shoney's and Wal-Marts. One thing that's for sure, with road trips like this, and getting the word out there in newsletters, radio staions, websites, business cards, and generous sponsors, more and more people will have the opportunity to explore the very issues we're exploring on this trip as well.
See you all in September! :)
(Check in with Courtney "Hunter S." Pulitzer daily at http://www.avr.org and follow the Alley to Valley Rally cross country.)
(Appeared originally in @The Scene in the @NY newsletter)