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Hi Juan. Sorry I did not respond to you earlier because I was thinking. But now I'm ready. You've raised some major issues and yes I will proceed accordingly by modifying the GHN.
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You're right, the nomination should have addressed the work, the activities, the accomplishments, at the site, not professors nor buildings on campus. Therefore I would like to change the title of this milestone proposal. It is not my intention to include normal university academia teachings as part of this nomination. Instead, I want to make the case for special wartime training for men and women of the arms forces, eg. improved teaching methods, special courses, research work, and so on, those activities covering telegraphy, wireless, electronics, radio, and communications, radar, up to the secret work of the Radio Research Laboratory (1942-1945). Harvard received the first government contract to educate and train military personnel. Different programs were established over the years for radio technicians and naval communications officers. The first 'Radio Training School' was established at Cruft in 1917. I hope to make the case that these programs were good by widened the scope and prestige of electronics and communications. Technology benefitted. Good jobs were created.
  
Hi Juan. Sorry I did not respond to you earlier because I was thinking. But now I'm ready. You've raised major issues and yes I will proceed accordingly by modifying the GHN.
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Anyway, please accept this as a partial response. The revised proposal should come out in a few days and I look forward to future comments.
 
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1. You are right and I will focus on work / activities / not buildings and certainly not university academia degrees. The accomplishments I have in mind do NOT include  academic things that professors are suppose to do as part of their job.  Instead, the nomination will dentify special  training, special courses, research work, and activities that dealt with early wireless, electronics, radio, and communication, given to men and women in the US Army and Navy.  I will argue that Harvard received the first government contract to educate and train military personnel to become Radio Techs and Communications Officers. There were different programs over the years. Crufts Lab is where the first 'Radio Training School' was located. A Naval School for Radio Technicians also existed. Communications Officers were included.  I contend that training of military personnel in widened the scope of interests in electronics and communications. This elevated in stature of radio and communications.
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2. Yes, the research, training, courses, education of electronic technicians and communications officers, were indeed military.  Commercial ships at sea may have benefitted in the longer term.  Overall,  Its fair to say  that electrical technology benefitted, that good jobs were created in radio,  electronics and communications.
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Latest revision as of 20:05, 8 March 2014

Hi Juan. Sorry I did not respond to you earlier because I was thinking. But now I'm ready. You've raised some major issues and yes I will proceed accordingly by modifying the GHN. You're right, the nomination should have addressed the work, the activities, the accomplishments, at the site, not professors nor buildings on campus. Therefore I would like to change the title of this milestone proposal. It is not my intention to include normal university academia teachings as part of this nomination. Instead, I want to make the case for special wartime training for men and women of the arms forces, eg. improved teaching methods, special courses, research work, and so on, those activities covering telegraphy, wireless, electronics, radio, and communications, radar, up to the secret work of the Radio Research Laboratory (1942-1945). Harvard received the first government contract to educate and train military personnel. Different programs were established over the years for radio technicians and naval communications officers. The first 'Radio Training School' was established at Cruft in 1917. I hope to make the case that these programs were good by widened the scope and prestige of electronics and communications. Technology benefitted. Good jobs were created.


Anyway, please accept this as a partial response. The revised proposal should come out in a few days and I look forward to future comments.

Gilmore Cooke