I was wondering, when in April 1997 we began to publush this site, if,
how and when Internet and the World Wide Web would have become an instrument really
and truly usable even by little communities such as Poggio dei Pini, a township of 1.500
inhabitants situated 12 miles from the Sardinian main town. Much depends on the evolution
of the telematics in the next years. To take advantage of an instrument like this is not
only for the individual, but the whole community, whether it is big or small. It can be
used to spread local news that can't find a place in traditional communication media such
as newspapers and TV. It can also be used to exchange opinions, ideas and proposals on how
to manage and improve the quality of life of the place in which we live.
We of the Poggio dei pini Library Web Group were enthusiasts for the
idea to open this window on the world, to be able to receive the "virtual"
visits of new friends and to put at disposal of our community the "sea" of
information that can be found on the Internet and the chance to reach and to be reached by
the 150 million users scattered all over the world. For this reason we have provided our
library with an Internet-connected computer, that all the inhabitants of the area can use
it to obtain information or to send and receive e-mail messages (the address is Poggio@sardinia.net).
At the same time, thanks to the space kindly offered by Sardinia.net and the
far-sightedness of the Poggio dei Pini Library, we started to make use of interactivity
with this computer. Since the beginning of 1998, the initiative ceased to be supported by
the Library and continued to evolve by itself keeping the same objectives to diffuse the
cultural and naturalistic aspects of our land. In 1999, the success of the site and the
arrival of new pages arose the need to give the site a larger space and a name referring
no more to the small village but to the whole island: Isola Sarda.
Isola Sarda and Linea Poggio Web Manager