Wednesday, January 27, 2010

PLATO History

2010/06/02 – 03 event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View (via Richard Eckel)

Perhaps the greatest untold story in the history of computing is the development of the PLATO system at the University of Illinois and later also at Control Data Corporation. Largely unknown today to the general public, PLATO's list of innovations and seminal influences is considerable. For the first time ever, this event will assemble many of the key people involved with the creation of the PLATO phenomenon.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from an amazing variety of technolgy innovators, including Microsoft's Ray Ozzie (who got his start on PLATO at the University of Illinois); Don Bitzer, creator of PLATO and co-inventor of the flat-panel gas plasma display; Dave Woolley, creator of PLATO Notes (which inspired Ozzie to later create Lotus Notes) and many others to be announced soon.

PLATO History

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