Recommended Reading: The Greatest Computer Network You’ve Never Heard Of

I just read and enjoyed this:

Nearly 60 years ago, in the modest college towns of Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, an educational computer system, built with federal funding acquired amid the space race, took its first formative steps toward existence.

The PLATO System probably isn’t quite as well known as Sketchpad, NLS or the Xerox Alto, but I consider it one of the great inventions in the history of HCI.

Read “The Greatest Computer Network You’ve Never Heard Of”

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