[Air-l] Desperately seeking RFC600

Quentin (Gad) Jones qgjones at acm.org
Tue May 7 06:55:09 PDT 2002

I thought people would interested to read Murray Turoff's response to
reading email I forwarded him about the call for RFC600 

> His dates are confused about on line conferencing.
> We were operational at njit in 1970 with online asynchronous
> conferencing with stored transcripts and voting,  I was very well aware
> of the plato work and it was stuart umpleby who created a conferencing
> like system on plato in 1972.
> we also had the first chat system with storage in 1971.
> in 1973 englebart admitted to me he had no way to share files among on
> line active users in his ibm envinroment but that did not stop him from
> trying to claim conferencing as well from his decision room synchronous
> work.

It seems that systems that were later commercialized seem to have fun
revising history.  This has been pretty rampant.


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