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To give publicity to.
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[-cizing, -cized] Net Day '96, a volunteer effort to wire many of the nation's 140,000 schools for Internet access See how to access the Internet. . Net Day organizer John Gage, chief scientist at Mountain View-based Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. Inc., said the gathering at Hine Jr. High School in Washington, D.C., this week was meant to call attention to volunteer efforts in 47 states that will occur on various weekends through October.``When we did the first Net Day in California last March, we wired 4,000 schools and touched off this wave of interest in other states,'' Gage said. Conceived last year by Silicon Valley executives, Net Day quickly evolved into a grass-roots effort to get local volunteers to string the cables for Internet access in California public schools. For the cost of a $350 wiring kit per school, about 4,000 schools were able to link at least five classrooms and a library during the March Net Day, Gage said. Volunteers organized themselves through a Web site (www.netday96.com). California's Net Day worked so well, other states followed suit for this fall's effort.
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