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A. Background B. Other:


2004-1999 -Writer: three books on Internet in 2003/4:
All Non-Fiction: Total 2000 pages.
2004-1999 -Tutor and/or President: George Town School for Seniors Inc
-Writer/Poet: Living in northeast Tasmania
-Program Presenter, City Park Radio, Launceston
1999-1988 -West Australian Department of Training: Lecturer In General
Studies(1988-1996); Lecturer in Human Services(1997-
1987-1986 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies and Co-ordinator of
Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South
Hedland, WA.
1985-1982 -Adult Educator, Open College of Tafe, Katherine, NT
1981 -Maintenance Scheduler, Renison Bell, Zeehan, Tasmania
1980 -Editor, External Studies Unit, Tasmanian CAE, Launceston
1979 -Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour, Tasmanian CAE,
1978-1976 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities, Ballarat CAE,
1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies, Whitehorse Technical
College, Box Hill, Victoria
1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies, Tasmanian CAE,
1973-1972 -High School Teacher, South Australian Education
1971-1969 -Primary School Teacher, Prince Edward County Board of
Education, Picton, Ontario, Canada
1968-67 -Community Teacher, Department of Indian Affairs and
Northern Development, Frobisher Bay, NWT, Canada
1967-59 -Various summer jobs from grade 10 to end of university
(Two primary schools, two high schools and two
universities in Canada:McMasterUni:1963-1966,
WindsorT.College: 1966/7)
1959-1944 -Childhood(1944-57) and early adolescence(1957-59) in and
around Hamilton Ontario.

Bio-data: married 37 years; wife: Tasmanian, aged 58; we’ve had 3 children: ages in 2004-39,34 and 27. I am 60; a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971; written 3 books available on the internet.

B. Other: I found this site while surfing the net;
I have a background of bi-polar disorder, depression, one divorce and a wife with chronic illness. Tjhought this site would be useful for (i) information and (ii) posting my own pieces of writing occasionally.

David Baxter PhD

Late Founder
Welcome to PsychLinks Online, Ron...

It sounds like you have a lot of experience and wisdom to share with us when you find the time or inclination... good to see you here.


Hi Ron, welcome to psychlinks!

I know I am going to look forward to your knowledge when you are up to sharing.


A warm welcome to you, Ron.

You have had an interesting and rich life. I look forward to reading your writing.


I really don't see myself as a spammer. I wrote the following prose-poem to place spamming in a context that I just don't fit into. I leave this with you. And sorry for not getting back to you all after such a length of time---busy in old age.-Ron in Tasmania:cool:
The original term spam was coined in 1937 by the Hormel corporation as a name for its Spam luncheon meat: a canned, precooked, spiced meat product. The transition from meat product to internet term had a stop with the comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus. In 1970 that BBC comedy show aired a sketch that featured a cafe that had a menu which featured items like: "egg, bacon, and spam; egg, bacon, sausage, and spam; spam, bacon, sausage, and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon, and spam; and finally, lobster thermidor aux crevettes with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy, and a fried egg on top and spam." To make matters sillier in Monty Python style, the cafe was filled with Vikings who periodically break out into song praising spam: "spam, spam, spam, spam: lovely spam, wonderful spam."

While the Hormel corporation was holding a competition to find a new name for their product, the North American Bah??? community was formulating the details of its first teaching Plan in May 1937. This formulation took place just eight weeks before the introduction of Spam onto the market. As of 2003 the Baha?i Faith had spread to over 200 countries and territories with the largest number of adherents in India, Iran and the USA. As of 2003, Spam was sold in 41 countries worldwide. The largest consumers of Spam were in the United States, the UK and South Korea.

Computer people adopted the term Spam from the Python sketch to mean, to include, the commercialization of the internet, the unwanted commercial messages that come in the form of electronic junk mail or junk postings as well as posts at Internet sites that: (a) nobody really wants to read/asks for and/or (b) are basically some form of plagiarism. These have become the primary meanings, among other meanings, of spam on the internet.-Ron Price with thanks to ?A History of the Term Spam,?, 24 July 2008.
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