all of those who know me well it may be a surprise why I have waited so long to
get my own domain – I am exactly the kind of tech-geeks who should have my
own, say, back at least, in the middle-90’s.
Well, when I started to work as a computer engineer in 1993, I promised
myself (by short-sight, of course) that I would not touch two areas in the
computer business – networks and database (Could it be that the traumatized
experience with my college, the great “Peking Institute of Posts and
Telecommunications”, still cast its shadow on me?). I have since never been interested in anything related to
these two areas, Internet included, unfortunately.
at 40 and being a father of two, and possibly not as stubborn as I used to be,
it struck to me at an instance on this sunny spring afternoon of this brand-new
millennium that I should have it done, for my children, and my mother.
At 3-3/4 and 1-1/2 years old, my children deserve to start to have a
personal touch to what seems definitely to be the future that they are going to
be attached to. My mother, at
almost 70, worked pretty hard to get herself linked to the other side of this
maze. As a computer engineer with
4+ working computers and 20+ digital cameras at home, the least I should do is
to build this connection, between the grandma, born and grew up in Manchuria,
then under Japanese occupation, and my children, born and to be grew up in the
other side of the globe in a different millennium.
The time, geological and culture differences seem to be vast and
un-bridgeable. But then love
connects them very tightly together. It
is my job to get the link closer with what I should know the best – new
dot-com uses my youngest child’s name as its domain name.
Poor big brother – for him, changming.com is not available and
the name does not seem to be as romantic as that of the girl.
I am not sure how much he will appreciate his email address assigned, firstname.lastname@example.org,
when he is getting to understand what such an address means to a person. For the
rest of us, we are very happy to be addressed at email@example.com,
is for family, it is for friends and it is for fun! If any of you can think of better use of this web site,
please let us know. We will be very
happy to host and accommodate any reasonable usage of our domain.
and yours always,
Old and New