Ping is an official publication of Iligan Computer Institute. This was first used on the first printed publication on 2007. After the so called test run of the computer school and it proved to stabilize garnering an increase of students every year, there was a need for a school publication as a venue of the students’ write ups posted and published. An organization of talented students was formed, discussed plans and programs to come up with a publication.
A suggestion of “Ping” was presented explaining correlation of the nature of the school using the technology of the computer and its techno languages. Ping is a specific method for sending messages from one computer to another. A ping test determines whether your computer can communicate with another computer over the network. Then, if network communication is established, ping tests also determine the connection latency (technical term for delay) between the two computers.
“People survive because of communication. It is a continuous process of interdependency and interrelationship. There must be a certain feedback or effect to match the intention of the source. The concept of communication is inherent in every discipline of ICI. This computer institution has contributed fast-tracked and simplified computer courses for a competitive world of technology.”
“Thus, ‘The Ping’ implies communication within students to make them united and stand as one. It is also a way for students to reach out to one another for better understanding of the school per se. It enables them to show and contribute ideas in making the school more productive.” (p. 23 3rd Vol.)
Additionally, the term “ping” is also used colloquially by computer enthusiasts when initiating contact with another person via email, instant message or other online tools.
We hope to give ample information of the birth of the “Ping” so that students would understand the underlying significance of the publication’s name. We also praying that students continue to participate and contribute for the continuous issue of this annually.
By: Beve Villas-Kintanar