It was great that people liked the bookmarks, but MakerFairePedia has
been more work than I expected so far. If there were exhibits that you
liked but I missed, please improve it:

Is anyone other than Cam and I going to Mountain View on Thursday for
the PLATO at 50 event?  I'm going both days, Cam is going on Thursday
evening, if I remember correctly, carpooling down from the East Bay.
So let Cam Vilay know if you want to carpool with us.  There's a pizza
place next door we're thinking about afterward, around 6:15 p.m. or

Registration is free here:


James Salsman

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 11:03 AM, James Salsman <> wrote:
> Phoebe sent the event below months ago. They've made some adjustments
> to their program and made it more specific at
> I'm most interested in Program 4 on June 3 at 1:30 (Online Education &
> Courseware) but I expect Program 6 at 4pm on online communities will
> be more interesting to most Wikimedians.  The number of really smart
> people in the bay area who think the WELL was the first online
> community is surprising, and the information they will be presenting
> about PLATO in the early 1960s should be fascinating.
> Do we want to make a meet-up out of it afterward, next door at
> ?  If so, would 6:00 or 6:30 be
> better?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Computer History Museum <>
> Date: Fri, May 7, 2010 at 9:07 AM
> Subject: Register Now: pl...@50- Seeing the Future Through the Past
> 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 technology innovators, including Don Bitzer,
> creator of PLATO and co-inventor of the flat-panel gas plasma display,
> Microsoft's Ray Ozzie (who got his start on PLATO at the University of
> Illinois), and many others.
> Event Conference Details
> Where: Computer History Museum
> 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
> Mountain View, CA 94043
> Directions
> When:
> Wednesday, June 2, 2010
> pl...@50: Seeing the Future Through The Past
> 6p.m. Reception
> 7p.m. Program
> Thursday, June 3, 2010
> All Day Programing
> Please visit our website for program details.
> Registration:
> Free Admission
> To register or for more information on the event, please visit the
> Museum’s website.
> Event Sponsor(s)
> Upcoming Events — Calendar
> n...@40: The Facebook Effect, Author David Kirkpatrick, and Facebook
> CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Conversation with NPR's Guy Raz
> Wednesday, July 21, 2010
> Place: Computer History Museum
> The Real Revolutionaries-Film
> Wednesday, June 23, 2010
> Place: Computer History Museum
> n...@40: Not Your Father’s Internet: Redefining Digital Culture.
> Intel's Dr. Genevieve Bell... in Conversation with NPR's Laura Sydell
> Thursday, August 19, 2010
> Place: Computer History Museum
> About the Computer History Museum
> The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, California is a
> nonprofit organization with a four-decade history. The Museum is
> dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history, and
> is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts
> in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation,
> ephemera, photographs and moving images.
> CHM brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker
> series, dynamic website, onsite tours, as well as physical and online
> exhibits. Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing will open
> physically and online in January 2011.
> For open hours and more information, visit our website or call (650) 810-1010.
> © 2010 Computer History Museum - 1401 N Shoreline Blvd - Mountain
> View, CA 94043 - (650) 810-1010

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