The Cyberworld of James A. Petrait

Welcome to my Cyberworld which is a part of my Cyberuniverse sytem of home pages. The photo of Comet Hale-Bopp that appears at the heading was taken and computer-processed by me. Take a look at more
Comet Hale-Bopp Photos From St.Croix which I took on April 9, 1997.

The 2 main topics on this page are "Visitors From Outer Space" and "Accessing Excellence". Take a look at the
"Visitors From Outer Space" file and see "Accessing Excellence" below.


I had the privilege of being one of the 100 biology teachers to be selected for the Access Excellence program sponsored by Genentech in the San Francisco area in the latter part of June, 1996. What a fantastic experience that was! Not only was I introduced to using a Macintosh Powerbook but I also was able to meet many other interesting and accomplished teachers and mentors. A high point of the Access Excellence program was the performance of Lily Tomlin at the California Academy of Science. She carried on a live, large screen, real time videophone call with Vice-president Al Gore in addition to many other acts. I also got some excellent tours of Genentech's high tech drug making facilities. I felt like the winner in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"! Now I know how to use DOS, Windows, MAC, Unix, and HTML. The Macintosh Powerbook has given me the opportunity to really access the WWW. This is not to say that Windows cannot do it as well but that the MAC has much more operating power in it. I have been a DOS fan and I still am but the MAC's OS is really impressive compared to all of the latest Windows releases.


Access Excellence (at the National Health Museum)

Project SETI by James A. Petrait



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(From 1996 - Revised on June 29, 2004)


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