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The friendly orange glow : the untold story of the PLATO system and the dawn of cyberculture / Brian Dear.

Dear, Brian, 1961- (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781101871553 (hard cover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1101871555 (hard cover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xv, 613 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-555) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. The automatic teacher -- Praeceptor ex machina -- An educational emergency -- The super-achiever -- The diagram -- Soldering irons, not switchblades -- Gas and glass -- Two's a crowd -- Knocking on the same doors -- A fork in the road -- Lessons learned -- Part II. The fun they had -- Impeachment -- The new wave -- The big board -- The killer app -- Empire -- Into the dungeon -- The zoo -- Red sweater -- The supreme being and the master of reality -- Climbing the ziggurat -- Coming of age -- Part III. Getting to scale -- The business opportunity -- The whim of iron -- Diaspora -- The crash pit -- A changing of he guard -- Leaving the nest -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Documents the story of the 1960s computer program and platform that marked the true beginning of cyberculture, revealing the role of PLATO ideas in inspiring countless technological innovations, from flat-panel wall TVs to multiplayer games.
Subject: PLATO (Electronic computer system) > History.
Cyberspace > History.

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