Column for August 19-25 by Jack
Cyber24 - the misconceived brilliant project
Today, I d like to go back to the widely advertised 24 Hours in Cyberspace project and take a peek at the results. Put together by the famous Against All Odds group , who have in their portfolio such photo-journalist large-scale projects as "A Day in the life of America" , "A Day in the life of Australia", "A Day in the life of Soviet Union" and now "A Day in the life of Cyberspace".
For 24 hours at February the 8th 1996 a bunch of photo-journalists all over the globe produced a small universe of images about 'how cyberspace changes peoples lives . Along with that, there have been announced a few competitions, for the best story and for the best web site. No surprise, the participants have never been notified as to the status of their stories. Anyway, the winners, (by the way about 99% of whom come from the U.S., others from Canada, for a pretty strange reason,) got their prizes, so let them enjoy the little heap of hi-technology toys. Also, 'a permanent Cyber24 site has been established, unveiling a few really graphical and exciting stories every week.
The people behind the project wanted to show the net in all it s complexity and variety as the 'outsiders might see it and so they can understand it. Their 6 aspects being 'the human touch