Monday, May 24, 2010

PLATO History: What Today's Tech Elite Were Doing in 1973

An interesting way to frame the PLATO history topic; see the full post for details on people such as Steve Jobs (then 18, and hanging out at Reed College) and Mark Zuckerberg (who wouldn’t be born for another 11 years)

In 1973, the year social computing began on PLATO, the PLATO system got the perfect storm of apps that would forever change the use of the system: PLATO Notes (message forums), Talk-o-matic (chat rooms), and TERM-talk (instant messaging).

What were some of today's tech luminaries doing in 1973? Let's have a look:

PLATO History: What Today's Tech Elite Were Doing in 1973

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