Raffi Kojian

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Raffi Kojian is the creator and webmaster of Armeniapedia.org and Cilicia.com.  Born to [[Bedros Kojian|Bedros]] and Anahid in [[Ethiopia]], his family moved to the USA when he was young.  He grew up in Orange County, [[California]], and after a couple of stays in Armenia, moved there in 1999, where he resides today.  After extensive travel in Armenia, in 2001 he published the first edition of Rediscovering Armenia, much of which was to [[Brady Kiesling]]s credit, the second expanded and updated edition was published in 2005 - though it is always [[Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook|available online for free]].  In the summer of 2001 he was hired to open Armenia's first tourist information office, which opened at 3 Nalbandian Street. Hobbies/interess include gardening, reading, "remonding", cafes, and the ever-challenging in a land-locked country beach visit.  He has strong libertarian tendencies.
 
Raffi Kojian is the creator and webmaster of Armeniapedia.org and Cilicia.com.  Born to [[Bedros Kojian|Bedros]] and Anahid in [[Ethiopia]], his family moved to the USA when he was young.  He grew up in Orange County, [[California]], and after a couple of stays in Armenia, moved there in 1999, where he resides today.  After extensive travel in Armenia, in 2001 he published the first edition of Rediscovering Armenia, much of which was to [[Brady Kiesling]]s credit, the second expanded and updated edition was published in 2005 - though it is always [[Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook|available online for free]].  In the summer of 2001 he was hired to open Armenia's first tourist information office, which opened at 3 Nalbandian Street. Hobbies/interess include gardening, reading, "remonding", cafes, and the ever-challenging in a land-locked country beach visit.  He has strong libertarian tendencies.
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His signature on emails, n_w$$h has been used since the early 1990s.  It is meant to be a latin character equivalent to ռաֆֆի
  
 
==AASCI Signature==
 
==AASCI Signature==
In the early 1990's Raffi often used the following aasci art at the end of his messages.  At the time it was used in a book about the internet as an example of ASCII art.  (Yes, Ararat is shown from the Western Armenia perspective)
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In the early 1990's Raffi often used the following aasci art at the end of his messages.  At the time it was used in a book about the internet as an example of ASCII art.  (Yes, [[Mt. Ararat]] is shown from the Western Armenia perspective)
  
 
     _ .      __________________________________    ,,      .
 
     _ .      __________________________________    ,,      .
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     (___)_) |    -Picture by Norm Sippel-    |  /**********\
 
     (___)_) |    -Picture by Norm Sippel-    |  /**********\
  
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===Other mentions===
 
*Mentioned in credits of Bradt Guide to Georgia with Armenia
 
*Mentioned in credits of Bradt Guide to Georgia with Armenia
 
*Mentioned in credits to Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, second edition.
 
*Mentioned in credits to Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, second edition.
 
*Mentioned in Wall Street Europe article in 2000.
 
*Mentioned in Wall Street Europe article in 2000.
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*Appeared in 1994 documentary on Land and Culture Organization.
  
 
[[Category:Armenian Individuals|Kojian, Raffi]]
 
[[Category:Armenian Individuals|Kojian, Raffi]]

Revision as of 05:21, 18 July 2005

Raffi Kojian is the creator and webmaster of Armeniapedia.org and Cilicia.com. Born to Bedros and Anahid in Ethiopia, his family moved to the USA when he was young. He grew up in Orange County, California, and after a couple of stays in Armenia, moved there in 1999, where he resides today. After extensive travel in Armenia, in 2001 he published the first edition of Rediscovering Armenia, much of which was to Brady Kieslings credit, the second expanded and updated edition was published in 2005 - though it is always available online for free. In the summer of 2001 he was hired to open Armenia's first tourist information office, which opened at 3 Nalbandian Street. Hobbies/interess include gardening, reading, "remonding", cafes, and the ever-challenging in a land-locked country beach visit. He has strong libertarian tendencies.

His signature on emails, n_w$$h has been used since the early 1990s. It is meant to be a latin character equivalent to ռաֆֆի

AASCI Signature

In the early 1990's Raffi often used the following aasci art at the end of his messages. At the time it was used in a book about the internet as an example of ASCII art. (Yes, Mt. Ararat is shown from the Western Armenia perspective)

    _ .      __________________________________     ,,      .
   /# /_\_  |                                  |    |\_|/__/|
  |  |/o\o\ |             n_w$$h               |   / / \/ \  \
  |  \\_/_/ |                                  |  /__|O||O|__ \
 / |_   |   |                                  | |/_ \_/\_/ _\ |
|  ||\_ ~|  | Armenia    /\     Mt. Ararat     | | | (____) | ||
|  ||| \/   |          /    \                  |   \/\___/\__/
|  |||_     |        //\/\ /\\\\     /\        |  (_/         ||
 \//  |     |      ////////\\\\\\\\///\\\      |   |          ||
  ||  |     |____//////////\\\\\\/////\\\\\____|   |          ||\
  ||_  \    |      RAFFI  KOJIAN     |  HAPPY  |   \         //_/
  \_|  o|   |                        |  HAPPY  |    \_______//
  /\____/   |                        | JOY JOY |    __ || __||
 /  ||||__  |________________________|_________|   (____(____)
    (___)_) |     -Picture by Norm Sippel-     |   /**********\

Other mentions

  • Mentioned in credits of Bradt Guide to Georgia with Armenia
  • Mentioned in credits to Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, second edition.
  • Mentioned in Wall Street Europe article in 2000.
  • Appeared in 1994 documentary on Land and Culture Organization.



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