The following and next pages use texts written by David Woolly.
PLATO: The Emergence of On-Line Community
The PLATO system was designed for Computer-Based Education. But
for many people, PLATO's most enduring legacy is the on-line
community spawned by its communication features.
Table of contents
- An Introduction
- PLATO Notes: Original Development
- The PLATO Architecture
- Talkomatic and "Term-Talk"
- Personal Notes
- Notes Categories
- Group Notes
- Access Lists
- Reading By Date
- Deleting Notes
- Director Messages
- Linked Notes
- Star Structured vs. Tree Structured Conferencing
- Multiplayer Games
- The On-Line Community
- Usage Statistics
- The PLATO Diaspora
- Lotus Notes and Other PLATO Progeny
Many thanks to Al Avner, a veritable fount of statistics. Additional
information was provided by Rick Blomme, Jim Bowery,Rich Braun, Greg
Corson, Brian Dear, Sherwin Gooch, Mark Goodrich, Rob Kolstad, Dave LePage,
Kim Mast, John Matheny, Dale Sinder, Joe Sneddon, Dan Tripp, and John
S. Quarterman's book, The Matrix. Thanks also to John Quarterman for
encouraging me to write this article.
From: Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
Volume 1, Number 3 / July 1, 1994 / Page 5
by David R. Woolley
Copyright © 1994 by David R. Woolley
David R. Woolley is a consultant and software designer in Minneapolis.
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