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Cape Town, South Africa
- To: the armchair travellers <email@example.com>
- Subject: Cape Town, South Africa
- From: Andy Rabagliati <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 14:27:47 -0600
I was met at the airport, and we went straight to the offices of InTouch,
the company I have been in correspondence with. Good thing I had a shower ..
The company have arranged to put me up in a hotel for a week, until I
find another place. Very nice of them ..
The company is very closely associated with Vodacom, a large cell-phone
provider in South Africa. They have a number of products - two voice
applications, running under OS/2, one for dial-a-share-price, the
other for dial-to-get-your-current-bank-balance.
They do a GSM cell-phone messaging product, that (I think) sends share
prices textually to your phone.
They also set up a 900-number internet access service, for folks that
travel or do not wish to pay in advance or be billed for access.
They also do WWW pages for a financial newspaper, where content
provided by the paper is automatically built into WWW pages.
So, fairly diverse, running too many operating systems and languages.
Cape Town - winter now - is cool and pleasant.
Andy Rabagliati . email@example.com . <URL http://www.rmii.com/~andyr/>