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a look at the following:
AUTODIN Brochure -
Introductory letter to
the AUTODIN Brochure, 1963, by Peter J. Schenk, Vice President, Western Union
Telegraph Company, Government Communications Systems.AUTODIN had it's beginning in 1958 When
a special United States Air Force Planning Group developed a concept for an
automatic, electronically controlled data handling network to meet the growing USAF
demands for faster logistics support reaction to the continually expanding, complex,
global air operations.
October 26, 2001
Union Chronology of Events
1979 to 1995
(The road to corporate oblivion) - October 8, 2001
When it's that time
of Year !!!
A 1040 Form for the rest of us computer communicators!!
How ALP got here ...
or, something to think about !
A Story worth repeating!
Note: The computer based Message Switching AUTODIN
System predated Packet Switching ARPANET by almost
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Boards" are being implemented throughout the site
Story Boards are being implemented and
associated with many of the ALP web site subsections. Autodiners can post (publish) their
own personal stories about themselves, other Autodiners, places, things and events. A
central "Story Board Index" page
is currently under construction. Some Boards are already activated and linked from the
Index. Boards can also be accessed from the web pages in the sections they are associated
November 29. 2001
Currently on the Soap Box:
"Another Day That Will Live In
by Terry M. Damon, September 11, 2001
Check out ALP's new
or modified feature sections:
New Feature! Check the "Web
Design Tip of the Day" frame on the "Autodiners" main page action column!
Some Additional Features !!
DMSWatch - Not yet implemented - Coming Soon! ... Send in your articles
"We're back from October 10,
2000" - submitted by Tim Tierney
(well, not completely, but we're working on it)
WUALP Rises (is rising) Again as the NEW ALP!
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Boards and Forums section has been re-activated
Recent E-mail exchanges between several
Autodiners prompted the re-activation of the ALP Message Boards and Forums. You can reach
the Forums Topic Page from any ALP page button on the "Shortcut" Bar, or you can
go to the ALP Forum "jumping off" page by clicking the 'Forums' Button on the
main navigation bar.
October 14. 2001
The ACNet Groove
Project has been placed in abeyance for the current time. This is due to
the heavy resource requirements placed on client PC's for full implementation. Several
Autodiners who wish to install ACNet have been unable to do so since they do not have the
resources needed. Groove Networks is working on a "client only" system that will
not require the heavy resource drain as the current full node does. When released at that
time, we will review the system and if indicated, we will reopen the ACNet Project. We are
also reviewing other peer-to-peer solutions at this time.
September 24. 2001
new "ALP Register Forms" are available for Autodiner use March
Join RWUEA ...
The "Retired Western Union
Check out their web site!
Work In Progress (ALP major revisions) - October 2, 2001
The Contact Listing section is currently undergoing a major revision in both format and
personnel data access. There are over 2,000 names and their associated data being posted
on the revised pages. The effort is a work in progress.
Gallery in the Archive section
All "Photo Albums" in the Photo Gallery subsection of the Archives section are
undergoing re-design for better appearance and presentation. When completed, there will be
over 1,000 photographs of the AUTODIN system. Another work in progresss
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ALP Register Forms have now
been modified and are posted. The forms
are a multi-part set broken into 7 parts.
Parts 1 and 2 are required. Submit any or
all of the parts 2 through 7 with information
about yourself that you wish to have posted in the Registry.
Even if you have registered in the past on the
old WUALP web site or the last form on the
We recommend that you register again
using the new forms.
as a Federal, Military or Contractor
Autodiner you can REGISTER with ALP
Registration Forms Index and
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about it! December, 2001