[linux-elitists] Microcomputerism

Michiel Overtoom motoom at xs4all.nl
Tue Jul 14 15:48:10 PDT 2009


Don Marti wrote:

> Remember when "microcomputers" (nobody called them
> "PCs" yet) were going to bring power to individuals
> and small organizations?  Does anyone still have a
> favorite pro-decentralization essay from the days
> of 8-bit machines that came with real manuals?
> Maybe it's the introduction to a BASIC book, or an
> article in a purple mimeographed newsletter done on
> a dot-matrix printer.
> 

The old-skool gopher at Quux.org might have some of that stuff,

      http://gopher.quux.org:70/

which is viewable with Firefox, because FF can still view gopher sites.

Floodgap gopher has an index to many other gophers.

	gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/1/world


And the es-kwadraat gopher keeps an archive of old pre-web Well texts,

	gopher://schot.a-eskwadraat.nl/1/archive/well

which contains a lot of material which fits your 'pro-decentralization 
essays' profile 'from the days of 8-bit machines'.

Greetings,



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