It’s just a snippet of the entire conversation, but (at the time) former governor of California, Ronald Reagan is clicking away on a chat board with a couple of other people (an artist, and a cultural anthropologist) while waiting for Jane Fonda to join in on ARPANET in 1975. But you see the light bulb go off when he starts realizing that there’s more to it than an aggravating alternative to a telephone. The discussion then goes to the presciently addressing the idea of people communicating with one another around the world. President Reagan’s conversation trends towards the schmaltzy; but then, I remembered he was running for president at time. There is definitely tension in the air (What? Governor Reagan is talking smack about Fonda?). And just about the time Jane show’s up, the transcript ends…:smack: Not exactly the way I would end the conversation…:rolleyes:
Perhaps the rest of the conversation was censored because the word flame hadn’t been invented yet?
Still, you get the sense from everyone corresponding by keyboard, that this going to become big. Staggeringly so.