1992 Barlow (US) Information Wants to Be Free

John Perry Barlow is known for being the lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and with Mitch Kapor, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).  Howard Rheingold made his acceptance of our invitation to speak conditional on our giving John Perry Barlow time to speak as well, and the rest is history.  He nailed it.

1993 Shumpei Kumon (JP) From Wealth to Wisdom: A Change in the Social Paradigm

Howard Rheingold was a decade or two ahead of the secret world in understanding the essence of Japan in so far as information and communications and computing technologies and their implications for both indigenous social networking, and global interactions and impacts.  He brought this gentleman to our attention and flagged the below document as essential …

Robert Steele: Welcoming Remarks to OSS ’92

Steele, Robert. “Welcoming Remarks by Robert D. Steele, Host: Consumer Needs, Data Changes, Technology Changes, Organizational Changes, Future Vision & Issues,” McLean, VA: First International Symposium on National Security & National Competitiveness, Open Source Solutions, December 1, 1992. Full Text Below the Fold