I recently attended a joint JISC/UKOLN/CETIS awayday meeting. One of the issues which arose in the discussion group I participated in was the boundaries between personal services, institutional services and national services.

Scott Wilson (CETIS) suggested the acronym PING (personal, institutional, national and global).

In response I proposed PONG (personal, organisational, national and global).

An alternative would be DING and DONG (distributed institutional/organisational, national and global).

The PING PONG debate will, no doubt, be bounced between UKOLN and CETIS.

(Note UKOLN has its Christmas lunch yesterday, and I have probably been reading too many Christmas cracker jokes and puns).