Library Supports Public Computing

Apr 15, 2010

The University Library is a proud supporter of "50 Years of Public Computing at the University of Illinois."  The conference takes place April 15-16, 2010, at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center (601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana).

Participants will discuss the meaning and legacy of ten Illinois projects that shaped public computing, beginning with PLATO in 1960. The innovative founders of these projects, as well as prominent scholars in the field and early users, will discuss Illinois' special place in the history of public computing, reflect on current and future projects such as the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) proposal, and discuss how to extend this culture of innovation into the future.

Please visit http://50years.lis.illinois.edu for more information about this free two-day program.  

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