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 Travel Tourism Digital Transformation | Feedback Rec'd

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    We Explained our Vision of the Future and Received this Feedback

    Travel Tourism Digital Transformation
    After significant development of future technologies for travel tourism promotion, community enrichment, economic development, surveys from real visitors and field trials with the GT1 Student Explorer Team - we asked people from all walks of life their opinion.

    We explained our vision of how that future might look using the tools, techniques and infrastructure we have built for this purpose. Below are a few comments received from the crossroads of the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor and Great Lakes Seaway Trail.

    Retired Nursing Educator
    February 25, 2017 [excerpted for brevity]

    This prayerful community greeting comes from "Abigail House" to the New York State Canal, former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Michael T. Reynolds and to all supportive of the New York State effort toward designation of our New York Canal system as a National Historic Landmark.

    Abigail House is located on the Oswego branch of our canal corridor. Abigail's Barn was a transportation rest relief station for the mule shore driven animals empowering canal transportation. An example of infinite human brain power and talent to solve enormous challenges with creative, simple, practical thinking and resolution!

    I have had the pride and priviledge of listening and hearing John Grala's area detailed marketing visions for our New York Canal system focus on tourism, history teaching, innovative modes of consumer computer usage and delivery. John Grala's mental capacity, computer enterprise, and articulation can easily bridge us to our future. John has common sense, humility and integrity.

    Now in my 91st year, my question is, how can we open possibilities to funding services of universal local benefit, such as are proposed by John? I respectfully encourage, my dear neighbors John and Barbara and all others, who cherish humanity, love and who trust courage.

    Blessings from Abigail House,

    Eleanor Blunt, RNAA
    Oswego, New York

      Footnote: Eleanor Blunt is a well known and highly respected retired nursing educator. At 91, she packs a punch with unwavering stewardship and never ending wisdom. Her correspondence is always archived, as she always has greater purpose in mind. You might consider Eleanor Blunt, to be a National Treasure, in her own right.
    John R. Grala, Barbara J. Ahart

    Teacher, Community Leader, Passionate History Advocate
    February 25, 2017

    To whom it may concern,
    My name is John B. Gosek. I am currently serving as the 5th Ward Councilor for the City of Oswego. I am writing this letter on behalf of my long time friend and associate John Grala, the proprietor of Digital Deli, Global Media & Communications.

    In particular, I am writing to endorse Mr. Grala’s proposal for a comprehensive strategy for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. As a local government official I, for one, recognize the potential to harness the digital age to foster economic growth in canal side municipalities like Oswego.

    With our rich cultural heritage and beautiful waterfront Oswego is a logical choice to commence such an exciting, high-tech, forward looking project of national significance.

    To conclude, please allow me to reiterate my wholehearted endorsement of Mr. Grala's visionary proposals. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone or email.

    John B Gosek
    Oswego, New York

      Footnote: Mr. Gosek passion for history is only matched by his encyclopedic study of those rich cultural artifacts. Digital Deli sponsored an 18mo.   Opens in new windowCommunity Heritage Project at PACS (Pulaski Academy & Central School), where Mr. Gosek (PACS teacher &, history club supv.), local historians and people across the globe joined in public / private partnership using Digital Deli media, technology and communications for "educational nourishment and community enrichment".
    John R. Grala, Barbara J. Ahart

    Business Owner, Sailing Expert, Nature Photographer
    February 27, 2017 [excerpted for brevity]

    I have known John Grala for for over 35 years. I am one of the few who gets inside the lab to see the media and technology he develops. Over 30 years, I am aware of systems for: municipal government (my sister used), nuclear, healthcare, electric utility, digital imaging, multimedia and countless other advanced technologies.

    John always keeps his eye on the future and big picture items. He is an excellent strategist. His photographic techniques and image processing capability is phenomenal. When he puts on his storyteller hat, John's creative writing is rivetting. Barbara Ahart's "golden voice of the Archive" is iconic. Her ability to make anything I could ever imagine play on the Internet is amazing.

    I know John and Barbara aim high with the technology, media and communications systems they have been developing. They are strong believers in using technology to advance our world. I would never question their intention or underestimate their capability.

    John Germain
    Oswego, New York

      Footnote: After racing sailboats for decades John Germain stopped in after a weekend of regattas. Winning too much was getting grueling. In 2012 he was mentored on DSLR photography. Today, barely a day goes by without a new photographic adventure for him. He is always grateful for what he now "sees" though his lens.
    John R. Grala, Barbara J. Ahart

    Retired Microbiologist, Master Gardener
    February 24, 2017 [excerpted for brevity]

    I’ve known John for about 8 years, and trust and value his level-headed thinking through of problems. No one I know is as exceptionally resourceful in so many practical fields yet giving balanced weight to the human side - and a genius in computer technology to boot.

    One reason he makes sound calls is that he is quick to recognize what has real value and beauty. That’s why he was among those first people to recognize that the locks [Erie Canalway] should be saved and restored. And he followed through until it became a historic site.

    The most unique way he promotes this area is by photographing its natural beauty and human interest stories, then uses his computer skills to disseminate them for one and all to view or buy on Digital Deli - a site with amazing resolution and other state-of-the-art features.

    Nancy Haney
    Oswego, New York

      Footnote: Nancy and her husband John have been on the river for over 50 years. When visiting or in need of a helping hand with an online matter, it has become customary to provide a front row seat on an ultraHD screen. Sneak peeks of new projects seem to make everyone beam brighter. One day, Mr. Haney announced he "got it, you are a cross between PBS and NatGeo". We have learned to appreciate each other.
    John R. Grala, Barbara J. Ahart

    Master Auto Mechanic
    February 27, 2017 [excerpted for brevity]

    The pictures you have taken are awesome and the knowledge behind them is terrific, as you are able to tell the stories with each photo and the history behind them all. I hope they [federal, state, provincial agencies] look at your background and abilities with the effort you have put forth! I hope you get the endorsement on your proposals this area could really use. Good Luck!

    Pete Cary
    Minetto, New York

      Footnote: Pete is a widely recognized top master automotive mechanic. When told the Minetto Bridge he crosses every day and entire canal would be protected and preserved [National Historic Landmark] for generations, he was ecstatic. A longtime resident with a deep appreciation for the people and history of the region.
    John R. Grala, Barbara J. Ahart


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