Posted by Brian Kelly (UK Web Focus) on 15 December 2006
I recently attended a joint JISC/UKOLN/CETIS awayday meeting. One of the issues which arose in the discussion group I participated in was the boundaries between personal services, institutional services and national services.
Scott Wilson (CETIS) suggested the acronym PING (personal, institutional, national and global).
In response I proposed PONG (personal, organisational, national and global).
An alternative would be DING and DONG (distributed institutional/organisational, national and global).
The PING PONG debate will, no doubt, be bounced between UKOLN and CETIS.
(Note UKOLN has its Christmas lunch yesterday, and I have probably been reading too many Christmas cracker jokes and puns).