The Story of an Impossibly Early Online Community

Mar 11, 2018

11:00am – 12:00pm CT

Recording: The Story of an Impossibly Early Online Community, Mar 11, 2018

It's 1974. In front of you is a PLATO terminal, with 512x512 graphics, a touch-sensitive screen, and multimedia support. You sign on into an online world of chat rooms, instant messaging, multiplayer games, online forums, email, screen sharing, a crowdsourced online newspaper, and more apps appearing daily. A thriving online community, that in 2017 is almost entirely unknown. Until now.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Brian Dear

PLATO History Project

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Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
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Format:

Book Reading

Type:

Session

Track:

Workplace

Level:

Beginner