[Air-l] Desperately seeking RFC600

William Stewart billstew at livinginternet.com
Tue May 7 15:49:31 PDT 2002

Murray Turoff contributed to this summary of his early chat & conferencing work:


At 09:55 AM 5/7/02 -0400, you wrote:
>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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