From McKenna's foreword to the Canadian Internet Handbook, 1995 edition, now in my recycling bin:
To celebrate the launching of the New Brunswick task force on the information highway, I was asked to send an e-mail message over the Internet to federal Industry Minister John Manley. I learned to type in high school, but was quite unfamiliar with the functioning of electronic mail, or for that matter with many of the other features of the info-highway. It was, however, clear in my mind that to increase the use of info-highway technology in business and government I had to send a strong message.
I had to show New Brunswickers that I was personally committed to taming the new technology. The event went extremely well and my message was successfully sent to Mr. Manley. And the gamble is still paying dividends.