The Friendly Orange Glow:
The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture
by Brian Dear
From the early 1960s through the early 1990s, generations of University of Illinois alumni, faculty, and staff used the PLATO computer system on a daily basis. If you are among them, you likely remember the friendly, orange glow of its plasma screen. But how much do you know about its impact on the development of computing and “the dawn of cyber culture?”
Please join us to celebrate the release of Brian Dear’s book on the PLATO system. The evening’s festivities will include a presentation by Mr. Dear, readings from the book, and a question-and-answer session.
The Illini Union Bookstore will be selling copies of The Friendly Orange Glow, and a book signing will follow the program.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Please register by Nov. 10, 2017
Click here to register.
Sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association History and Traditions Programs.