[nabs-l] Non-Traditional Students

Peter Donahue pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 2 05:17:04 UTC 2009

Hello Liz,

    And don't forget those non-traditional students. Non-traditional 
students can be anyone from someone who decides to return to school later in 
life, or who suddenly finds himself/herself thrust in to a learning 
situation as Mary and I did this past weekend when Our AT&T Uverse was 
installed. Believe me it's been a classic total immersion and 
Structured-Discovery Learning experience at its best. My wife never dreamed 
that by marrying me she would one day learn about Power Over Ethernet, 
(POE.) Since her computer is at the opposite end of our apartment to avoid 
running CAT-5 Cables everywhere to connect it to the Uverse Gateway her 
machine was connected to the gateway via the existing power lines  in the 
building. POE makes this possible by tapping the unused wire pairs of a 
CAT-5 Cable to transmit power and data between the gateway and her computer.

    This same technology has other applications one of which is its use in 
home automation systems. These are hardware and software systems that allow 
one to control various home appliances, entertainment, and security via 
their PC or a telephone. Those who attended the 2006 national convention may 
remember that there was a demonstration of one such system. All the best for 
a great evening.

Peter Donahue

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Liz Bottner" <liz.bottner at gmail.com>
To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] (no subject)

Hi, Lindsay,

Welcome to the list. My name is Liz, and I'm currently hoping to get into
grad school. There are a mixture of people on the list, from high school to
PH.D. students even, if I am correct.

Take care, and again, welcome.


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