How Notepad Works:

     Quake participants log into Notepad by dialing a local telephone
number using a personal computer and a modem.  The following is
a picture of these steps:

-3706-013-    <--- Node of origin

please log in: notepad <---- Host Address (3106000307 International)

P  0
  [  ]  <-- Conference members then choose an Activity or topic
            area to begin their sessions.


     Notepad is a computer based conferencing system designed
     for group interaction that creates a global network of
     experts who join specific conferences to interactively
     work on issues or problems common to their group.  The
     Activities are broken into topics.  Those open to all
     project participants generally deal with topics of
     interest to all members, those that are assigned tend
     to be focused around specific matters.

     Members of Notepad communicate by means of private notes
     or public entries.  Notepad automatically sequences these
     messages by date, time, author, context.  Retreiving
     information is easy using Notepad's on-board relational
     shared database.  All functions in Notepad are controlled
     by nine automated function keys corresponding to the
     nine numerical keys of any type of computer keyboard.

     Documents can be uploaded or downloaded from any type
     of personal computer using Standard Ascii formats.
     There is no limit to a file (NOTE or ENTRY) length.

     An (*) automatically notifies a participant new information
     is available to them in a specific project.

     An (>) indicates that another conference participant is
     present in a conference.

     In the first phase of our conference discussions we have
been primarily concerned with the immediate rescue and assistance
that could be rendered to Soviet Armenia through the ARS
and other donor organizations around the world.

     Now that the primary mission has been accomplished we move
to phase two which is the disaster mitigation and crisis
resolution stage - the reconstruction of lifeline facilities,
communications, transportation, electrification, creation
of new health systems, education, etc.

     What is common to all of these priorities is the need for
extensive interactive communications - normal telephone,
e-mail and computer teleconferencing.  Underlying the
difficulty of building the stricken areas in Soviet Armenia
is the recognition that given the seismic conditions that
have been identified by the international teams and the on-site
experts within Soviet Armenia new methods of construction
that adhere to higher zoning codes.

     Additionally there is the paramount need for normalization
of life including education, matching the names of victims
with their relatives in other parts of the world's Armenian
Community, the transfer of appropriate technology and information
central for a coordinated reconstruction process.

     I am very grateful Fred for your interest in our proposal
and Hrair and I look forward to answering any questions you may
have with respect to this unique and important electronic network.


     Ren Breck
     Vice President
     Notepad Systems


     Hrair Balian
     Disaster Coordinator
     Armenian Relief Society


     Biographies of major participants

     Notepad User's Manual