August 31, 2012

All Tomorrow's Startups

One of the projects mentioned in Ted Nelson's 1974 Computer Lib/Dream Machines was the Berkeley computer bulletin board system Community Memory. I found the following passage from the Wikipedia article about Community Memory very timely for the current startup scene:

Periodically directories of recently added items or of musician-related messages would be printed out and left there. In other terminal locations, users sought out complete strangers to assemble car pools, organize study groups, find chess partners, or even pass tips on good restaurants.

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