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A formal welcome to forumoxford ..

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A formal welcome to forumoxford ..
by Ajit Jaokar - Wednesday, 26 October 2005, 10:46 PM
Hello all,

Firstly, let me take this opportunity to welcome you formally to the Oxford University Next Generation Mobile Applications Panel.

Since our launch on Sep 5, more than 400 of you have registered as members in less than two months! The quality of your conversations on the forums is also great. Many thanks for your efforts

As the co-chair of this panel/forum, I, along with Tomi and Peter, see ourselves as catalysts for the emergence of new ideas and insights.

If you have known me from other forums, you would be familiar with my approach i.e. I believe in taking a 'human/personal' approach to online networking. In practice, it means many little things such as celebrating achievements amongst group members, spreading knowledge across borders (learning best practise approach in different countries) and so on.

As we are still a small group, we can keep things informal.

We are starting a feature called 'announcements' - which in a nutshell, is an email to the members - no more than two a week. It will have no commercial/advertisements but will include topics by members of general interest to members To be included in an announcement, you can email me directly for any information you want to share with the group or any specific aspect you want to discuss(i.e. if the thread you start on the forum is interesting enough for the whole group, I will email the group for feedback)

Expect to hear more announcements about the journal in the next couple of months. We are also planning events in London and Oxford.

We (Ajit, Tomi, Peter) trust you are enjoying the forum and welcome you all once again Please drop me a note to keep in touch or to say 'Hi' at

Kind regards