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Previously Unpublished: The Story of John Hunter’s World Peace Game, Roger Ebert, and the PLATO System

Here is a never-before-published chapter that didn’t make it into my book The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture, offered here in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the start of the PLATO computer-based education system at the University of Illinois, a computer project launched the first week of June 1960, and also in celebration of the late Roger Ebert, the acclaimed film critic and fan of PLATO, and also educator John Hunter, who simultaneously met Ebert and learned about PLATO for the first time, in a most unusual and unexpected way. . .

https://medium.com/@brianstorms/the-story-of-john-hunters-world-peace-game-roger-ebert-and-the-plato-system-4b3bb571fa2

 

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The Friendly Orange Glow: The Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture, by Brian Dear

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