Book Release Party: The Friendly Orange Glow by Brian Dear

Join DC Illini in celebrating the release of Brian Dear's book on the development of the PLATO System

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


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 friendly, orange glow of its plasma screen. But how much do you know about its impact on the development of computing and “the dawn of cyber culture?”

The Illini Club of Greater Washington DC invites you to celebrate the release of Brian Dear’s book on the PLATO system. The evening’s festivities will include a presentation by Mr. Dear, readings from the book, and a question-and-answer session.

When: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008