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The headline is part of Howard Rheingold’s signature in mails. I like it!

Since the late eighties, when I was living right above The WELL in Sausalito, Howard is one of my “heroes”. I remember when he and Stewart Brand were around when I walked in to get help for setting up my mail account. The WELL began as a dial-up BBS, became one of the original dial-up ISPs in the early 1990s when commercial traffic was first allowed, and changed into its current form as the internet and web technology evolved. As far as I know Howard was inspired to write his book The Virtual Community by his experience on the WELL.

Yesterday I had the chance to interview him on various kind of topics. Thanks again Howard for your time! I really appreciate it!

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