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Author of Book on Plato System to Speak in Twin Cities

Brian Dear, author of a title on the PLATO System and its impact, will speak at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis at 7 p.m. Nov. 13.

A new book promises to unfold the full story of the University of Illinois’ PLATO System. Brian Dear, author of The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture, will speak 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Minneapolis bookstore Magers & Quinn. Area alumni are invited to attend the reading and question-and-answer session.

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 orange glow of its plasma screen. But how much do you know about its impact on the development of computing? Come to the reading and find out!

Time: 7:00 p.m., Nov. 13, 2017
Location: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408