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by Hannah Leitheiser

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The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture

Brian Dear

2017

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2019-09-03

"If it weren't for a small historical marker outside the door there'd be no hint at all, but this was also the birthplace of PLATO....In those rooms, not so long ago, rested computer terminals sporting impossibly futuristic high-resolution flat-panel touch sensitive gas plasma displays from which eminated a light that at the time was commonly called the friendly orange glow." - Brian Dear, The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture (2017)

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