Through some e-mail about player pianos, I recently met Paul J. Benner
from Pittsburg,Kansas. He is the owner of FEN, the Family Entertainment
Network. After addressing his questions, he suggested that I try Telnet.
Frankly, I'd heard the word before but I had no idea what it was all
about. So, Paul sent me some software and walked me through the set-up.
It's pretty exciting because it opens a new door to communicating with
other people in real-time, similar to chat channels. He suggested that
we consider using Telnet for group discussions in a manner similar to
teleconferencing. I told Paul that I would mention the idea to the group
and see what happens.
So, if you already know about Telnet or are already connected, I'd
like to hear from you. If you are interested in finding out more about
it, I will try to answer any questions. And if I can't answer them,
I'll pass them along to Paul.
BTW, Paul is also the most recent addition to the Player Technicians
Listing and the first from Kansas. He knows Durrell Armstrong very well
and had a few nice words about Joyce Brite's Website. Here's part of
his first letter to me.
"Paul J. Benner, Midwest Piano Company (Restorations), Pittsburg, Kansas.
I have a BA in Piano technology and have totaly restored many player
pianos. No biggie... but I did not see a listing for a technician in
Kansas... so if you need verification of my experience and abilities...
just let me know. I own The Family Entertainment Network, Pittsburg, Kansas
(fament.com) and might be able to help you and the industry!"
John A. Tuttle