AKA, Early Bird, Bigwheel,
Santa Clara, California
Occupation: Senior Software
Skills: Navigation, Land Rover
Earle hails from Prince Edward
Island, Canada. He owns a short-wheelbase 1960 Series II Land Rover.
Q: Why do you want to drive
around the world?
A: I am excited to
bring this sort of cultural exchange to the Internet, where we can extend
our audience to people of all countries. It will be particularly interesting
to receive real-time feedback from our Internet audience and to help provide
an exchange of knowledge, arts, culture, and goodwill to and from places
and people that might not otherwise ever take place.
Q: What benefits do you
think this trip will have?
A: Iím hoping to successfully
use the online connectivity of the Internet to broaden the exchange between
cultures. I would hope to share pictures and comments from our Internet
audience with people we meet in our travels, and in turn relay the ideas
and culture of the people we meet along the way to our Internet audience.
A chance to travel through the enormous countries of China, Nepal, India,
Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, and Europe, demonstrating our goodwill
as capable, friendly travelers, will allow us to experience first-hand
the beautiful and ancient cultures of the world. Our interaction will be
simultaneously personal and globalófrom sharing photographs of a school
child's smile to sharing the broad vision of global community and technology.