[nycbug-talk] Arpanet dialogues

Bill Totman billtotman at billtotman.com
Mon Dec 10 14:57:26 EST 2012

On Dec 10, 2012, at 2:51 PM, Andy Kosela <akosela at andykosela.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Raul Cuza <raulcuza at gmail.com> wrote:
>> context: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/04/so-reagan-signs-into-this-chatroom.html
>> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Bill Totman <billtotman at billtotman.com> wrote:
>>> On 12/9/12 9:44 PM, George Rosamond wrote:
>>>> Some crazy stuff here:
>>>> http://www.arpanetdialogues.net/
>>>> Online chats from 1976-1979.  The first one I'm reading through now, and
>>>> it's funny to hear discussions about the enormous potential impact and who
>>>> will fund its growth and usage.
>>>> Too bad nothing has been invented since ;)
> "Some people have assumed that the archive is real. Did this surprise
> you? Have you had any negative reactions?
> This reaction was completely unexpected, and it was not our intention
> to fool people."
> Well, I think many people indeed got fooled by this and it was part of
> their original plan.  There is no statement on their website that all
> of this is a work of fiction.
> --Andy

Me: duped.

Note: each of the persons in the 1st 'dialog' 'excerpt' are deceased.

Thanks, Andy.

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