Talk:Melbourne IT

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I'm unsure what image is required here. Melbourne IT is nothing special to see. It's just another office in the CBD (at 120 King St, Melbourne if anyone does want a photograph of the outside, it's the old Wool Exchange building on the corner of Little Collins). Perhaps a company logo is what you're after? -- Longhair | Talk 12:17, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

I dunno. I wrote most of the article, but somebody else added the "image requested" tag. I assume it's the company logo they want. Frankly, some verification on the history (which I did from memory) is probably more important than a logo...--Robert Merkel 14:31, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
User:Zondor requested the image, you may want to ask them. The {{Reqimage}} tag was moved to the talk page by a bot, effectively removing it from the history and covering up the request. I would assume a company logo would be the image they're after. <>Who?¿? 23:28, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The following: " In 1989, the University of Melbourne, an institution with a very long history of computing research dating back to CSIRAC in the mid-1950s, was the first Australian organization to be connected to the Internet." reads very oddly to me. In 1983 I was shown what I think was an Internet connection by a CSIRO staff member. If anyone knows for sure they can resolve this for us. Greg Walkerden. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Greg, the standard story goes that Robert Elz was the first guy to hook Australia up to the Internet, at Melbourne Uni. That's why he was the domain name administrator. Australia's academic computing services had international mail and Usenet links through UUCP for some time before that, but I don't know exact dates; a search for Elz's name (I used it because he's a known Usenet/Internet user from the early days) on Google Groups finds posts dating to 1983; the email addresses on them use the UUCP "bang-path" convention. So it seems a reasonable guess that UUCP connections from Australia began around that time, until somebody can clarify it further. have a look at some of his early posts... --Robert Merkel 05:04, 26 September 2005 (UTC) (who wasn't around at the time...)
Greg, 1989 was when Melbourne Uni was connected to the US via satellite by way of an always-on connection. As for the main article about Melbourne IT, it hardly reads like an advertisement - what needs fixing? --Ash 12:22, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Melbourne IT[edit]

The result of this debate was keep.  (aeropagitica)   (talk)  15:22, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Clean up[edit]

I've removed some links that don't point to sources and fixed as many refs I could. Article still needs some work on cleaning up and sources. Bidgee (talk) 12:21, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Added company infobox template with some detail but needs more contribution. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timmeh88 (talkcontribs) 05:10, 22 March 2014 (UTC)


This article is lacking objectivity in many places in regards to the University references. Of particular interest is the comment "Which just goes to show that mates look after mates." I don't know enough about the topic to dig into specifics, but those comments should be removed. Kainewynd2 (talk) 13:45, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

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Question? Archived sources still need to be checked

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