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With the proliferation of drugs at Dead concerts, it was not uncommon to spot fans who had overdosed. It was the recognition of an essentially spiritual experience that bound them together. My annual Shavuot dinner with my students are always very special.
They told me to stop by after the concert, no matter how late, they'd be up learning. The concert featured performances and readings of historical passages by more than three dozen celebrities. This jam-band approach has been successfully co-opted by a number of contemporary groups like Phish and the Dave Matthews Band.
That gesture was still in play in when newly-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw a party and invited former members of the band to play. Congress distributed invitations and color-coded tickets to both dignitaries and ordinary citizens for the reserved sections on or near the U. The cabal is a historic artifact. But this does not make an effective argument against the premise that people can use computers to cooperate in new ways. We heard what we needed to hear.
It was all hashed out endlessly in the appropriate newsgroups. The computers were expensive, the software was strictly roll-your-own, and the tasks that the tools were used to accomplish were sensitive. People commonly label other cultural movements of that period as hippie, however there are differences.
Capitol grounds to view the swearing-in ceremony. We rode in silence for some minutes after that. When the Dead were in town, parking lots outside of their concerts were transformed into small villages, with vendors selling tie-died shirts, burritos and of course, drugs. It was all part of an integrated system Engelbart had in mind for turning computers into tools for thinking. The Avalon Ballroom, the Fillmore Auditorium and other venues provided settings where participants could partake of the full psychedelic music experience.
When you begin to sort the messages, you get into groupmind territory, for what you are structuring is a collective memory for many people to communicate with many others. Reader's Digest bought the company in and renamed it Source Telecomputing Corporation.
Capitol for people holding reserved tickets for the inaugural event. In many newsgroups, a crowd of regulars emerges, and that crowd can be very large in a forum that includes millions of people. We understood it the way we could and should, right at that moment. Bush declared a federal state of emergency as a precaution so that funds could be sought from Federal Emergency Management Agency. Today's computer conferencing systems, several software generations and decades later, aren't much better in that regard.