April 2003

LECTURE: Fred Turner, “From Counterculture to Cyberculture”

I attended a lecture (video, MS Media Player required) by Fred Turner, Professor of Communications at Stanford University. The lecture, titled “From Counterculture to Cyberculture: How The Whole Earth Catalog Brought Us ‘Virtual Community’”, narrated the history of the Whole Earth/The WELL/Wired transition and provided some interesting insights about how physical communities can influence virtual […]

Mozart the Librarian

“Everything has been composed; just not yet written down.” – Mozart, in a letter to his father Brewster Kahle, the founder of the Internet Archive, calls himself a “digital librarian”. In a talk he gave (video available online, a good watch), he spoke of his goal being to collect all the digital content available and […]

Phones in Perspective

From the horse’s mouth on cell phones, the inventor speaks, 30 years hence.