Mr. Rheingold, thank you for reposting all of these.

As an afficianado of computer history, I’m frequently surprised at how little things change, and how often history repeats itself. The field has an amazing institutional forgetfulness; people today are still trying to attack problems that were solved properly by NLS and Xanadu fifty years ago. Ignorance of the history of computer-mediated communication is all too common even among people who are focusing on it, and so we keep making the same mistakes.

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